We haven't heard much about it lately, but a lot of work is being done in the old Pine Beach / Beachwood Plaza, in Berkeley Township.
About a year ago, that's all we talked about in Berkeley Township. There's been a lot of work done it that empty lot recently. The lot looks completely leveled.
The rumors and town meetings were all about the Amazon warehouse and distribution center that was to come to Berkeley Township. I've heard nothing more about it, maybe you know more. If you do please email me at [email protected].
Remember when there was a letter that is public on the Pine Beach Borough's page and Berkeley Township's website. There was public meeting about it. it states that there has been an amendment to the original "Town Center Redevelopment Plan." There's no mention of Amazon, but I guess because of a warehouse, Amazon?? I'm not sure. Why is everyone saying, "Amazon?" And nothing more, a year later.
I do know one thing. Driving from Bayville to Toms River, I pass Pine Beach and Beachwood, it looks horrible and we need something to look nice as we drive by. Wouldn't we all like to drive by the old Beachwood Plaza in Berkeley Township and see something nice? It was supposed to be a retail hub with a restaurant or two, but since the big box stores are disappearing because of online buying and what the pandemic did to smaller stores, it looks like the township opened it up to warehouses and distribution sites on that land, also.
If Amazon or another warehouse would come to Berkeley it could bring jobs to the area and it will clean it up. Imagine driving by and seeing nice landscaping and more lighting along Rt. 9. I know friends who wouldn't even buy in this area because they would have to drive through the area of Beachwood and Pine Beach. I love both of these towns including Bayville and for it to look like that, it just brings us all down including house prices.
The traffic is horrendous through that area most of the day and weekends, but if there was a way of bringing the traffic in another way or from the back of that property, that might help. Hopefully, there will be some ideas thrown out.
Is Amazon still coming to Berkeley Township?
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