Bank Street’s Brian Donohue videotaped a recent encounter with a Chapin Avenue condo owner over public access to the Navesink River and posted it on YouTube.

On the agenda for tonight’s Red Bank zoning board meeting are the terms and conditions that the proposed builder of the 11-unit RW @ River’s Edge condo project must agree to and fulfill before it can be built.

Among them: public access to the Navesink River. The project spans three residential properties that sit on a bluff above the river at the western ends of Bank Street and Drs. James Parker Boulevard.

Brian Donohue, a resident of Bank Street, challenged the board to make sure that the public is allowed to both see and access the river after the homes are built. And he shot the above video to examine the question of whether similar guarantees offered when condos were built nearby on Chapin Avenue earlier this decade were met.

Navesink_bankstA view of the river from Bank Street.

From a recent Donohue email to redbankgreen:

fyi: at the zoning meeting last month, I raised the issue of waterfront access, saying I’d be in favor of those condos if they assure public access. But the developer’s previous two projects (chapin ave and Locust) have been disasters in this area.

I showed the board this video. After they watched it, they were pretty vociferous that there needs to be protections in the plan (signs, markers, etc)

The zoning board meets at 6:30 in the council chambers at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

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