What Should Go Here? West End Lot in Long Branch

Area was occupied by buildings destroyed in February fire


A large gap now exists in West End after a in February.

Whatever was left of the buildings was quickly demolished and now a grass lot and a view of Montgomery Avenue is all that remains. The lot is bordered by The Lighthouse and East Coast Coin and Jewelry Exchange.

Officials have said that at least one of the building owner has expressed his interest in rebuilding in the area, but there are currently no plans or applications before the Long Branch Planning or Zoning Board of Adjustment.

So, Patch would like to know what readers would like to see built in the area.

Would you like things to be built exactly the way they were, with apartments and various stores occupying the space. Perhaps you would like to see a parking garage built in the area to help deal with some of the parking woes in West End.

Be creative, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

nate August 29, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Pave it and set it up as an open air market. Not too difficult or expensive and the people of the area could benefit from both the availability of low cost locations to sell products and a quaint local place to shop as well. Granted once the winter comes it's a different story but...
Steve Parlavecchio September 03, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Let's force all the other business' out and build another pier village for more New Yorkers to enjoy. It's time to rebuild Long Branch for Long Branch.
joe September 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Sarcasm Steve?
Susan DePinho-Tranchina September 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM
As a west end fire victim .. And former resident of 59 Brighton Ave, my new husband Derek (also a victim) and I can only hope that our old section of Brighton ave will be rebuilt the way it was. West End is the heart of local Long Branch. I can't imagine a 2nd Pier Village, a high end hotel, a parking garage, or a temple (which is the most recent report). We can only hope that when our building and belongings were burning, that West End was not losing its essence too. Let's accommodate those that live there year round.. And give small business owners and local residents what they want: the old Brighton Ave. No one in the neighborhood wants another tourist attraction.
joe September 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Well said Susan. Could not have said it better myself. Agree with you 100%


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