RED BANK: DRIVEWAY PLAN IRKS NEIGHBORS

76 e front 031615Changes to the structure include the addition of an ADA-accessible wraparound porch along the east side, shown in the bottom illustration. The vacant lot next door is shown below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

washington-stThe planned restoration of a stately Victorian home in Red Bank for use by a plastic surgeon mostly won praise at a meeting of the borough planning board Monday night.

Neighbors and other residents expressed thanks to Dr. Negin Griffith for proposing to renovate rather than raze the building, at 76 East Front Street. But several claimed that moving the access driveway off East Front and onto an adjoining empty lot at the corner of Washington Street would increase car traffic through the historic district neighborhood.

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WITHOUT NOTICE, KRAUSZER’S GETS CURBED

tony-akbarKrauszer’s owner Tony Akbar near the curb where there used to be a driveway apron to his store’s parking lot. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

An $886,000 sprucing-up of River Road in Fair Haven has left a convenience store owner feeling mighty inconvenienced.

Krauszer’s owner Tony Akbar says the borough closed off one of the two curb cuts into his busy parking lot without telling him in advance.

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