TOMS RIVER, NJ – Toms River continues to grow and now, 128 new apartment units are being built here. The complex is being built by the Kaplan Companies of Highland Park, New Jersey. According to a report in Jersey Shore Online, the project before the township is being represented by Thomas Monahan, a lawyer in the firm Dasti and McGuckin. One of the principals of that firm, Greg McGuckin, also serves as chief legal counsel for the Township of Toms River.
On October 13th, 2020, the Toms River Township Council passed a resolution to accept the performance guarantees of the Camelot apartment complex, that paved the way for the project to begin construction at the site which lies behind the Seacourt Pavilion on Caudina Avenue.
Caudina Avenue is also important because it’s where Toms River Mayor Mo Hill is trying to relocate the U.S. Postal Service Office in order to clear downtown Toms River to build his dream city that includes 7 and 8 story apartment complexes and nightlife to try to attract people to the downtown center. Hill believes that by building apartment complexes such as the Capodaglia project he supports, eventually, businesses will set up shop in the downtown area, creating a downtown center to rival Freehold and Red Bank.
Hill also hopes to attract a Veterans Administration center at the site, but so far, that doesn’t appear to be in the cards for the township as the VA had put that project on hold. Brick Township had granted preliminary approval to build the VA center there instead.
The apartments promise “high scale” rentals. One-bedroom apartments will run $1,800 per month but is included in the township’s Affordable Housing plan. Under that plan, 28 units will be set aside for affordable housing.
Kaplan operates 15 other apartment complex communities according to their website. Other Camelot communities are in Bayonne, Marlboro, Lebanon, Freehold and Cinnaminson (pictured).