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RED BANK: MAKEOVER TO GET HPC REVIEW

red-bank-268-broad-031222-500x375-5540391One of downtown Red Bank’s most distinctly modern office buildings is up for a  makeover, according to an application scheduled for review by the Historic Preservation Commission this week.

red-bank-268-broad-031122-500x308-1063023The building as it would be remodeled. (Rendering by Monteforte Architectural Studio. Click to enlarge.)

The plan for 268 Broad Street calls for a facade replacement, with a new skin replacing the wood sheathing and additional windows, according to a certificate-of-appropriateness application filed earlier this month.

Built in 1979 for the Zager, Fuchs law firm firm, the structure is nestled among former Victorian mansions converted to office use. According to a report in the now-defunct Red Bank Register, it was designed by the Red Bank architecture firm of Kaplan, Gaunt & DeSantis (now known as kgd Grammer Designs).

The building is currently leased to the Zager firm and a title agency.

Also on the HPC agenda are signage requests by Relic Music, a guitar shop at 13 Monmouth Street, and Mark Sobel M.D., a physician at 206 Broad Street.

Here’s the full agenda. The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m., will be conducted over Zoom; access and participation details are here.

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