The former Anderson storage building, seen in a file photo, where Mertrovation has approvals to build 23 condos and two stores.
A pair of large-scale, long-stalled development projects near the Red Bank train station cleared legal hurdles yesterday when a state Appellate Division panel ruled that no conflicts of interest had tainted approvals by the borough zoning board, today’s Asbury Park Press reports.
Both cases pitted Bill Meyer, a downtown property owner and gadfly, against developer Metrovation or its principals and the zoning board.
One decision centered on plans for a mixed retail/brew pub/art studio/condo project called MW West Side Lofts on the southeast corner of West Front Street and Bridge Avenue. The project, owned by principals of Metrovation but not the firm itself, would surround the present location of Danny’s Steakhouse.
The other involves the former Anderson Brothers Moving and Storage building at the northwest corner of Bridge Avenue an Monmouth Street, where Metrovation hopes to create 23 condos and two street-level stores.
From the Press, by reporter Larry Higgs:
In both projects, Meyer challenged the potential conflict of interest of two board members at public meetings and then challenged their participation in lawsuits. Judges upheld the participation of both members, which prompted the appeals and have kept both projects on hold.