Changes to waterfront redeveloper iStar’s renovation of the 1960’s era Asbury Lanes will come back before the Planning Board 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, located at 1 Municipal Plaza.
The popular venue closed a year ago for a redesign that included a new roof and interior walls, an update of the kitchen and its ventilation system, a revamp of the restroom facilities, lighting, signage and an ADA compliant ramp along the front of the structure that will have a balcony effect to allow patrons to congregate. The plans also call for a corridor linking the Fourth Avenue venue with The Asbury [located on Fifth Avenue].
Senior Vice President of Land and Development Brian Cheripka [at right] has said construction is expected to be complete in 2017, with the venue remaining a “hub of creativity celebrating original music, art, film, and fashion.”
The majority of the changes center around parking, the building’s entrances, and lighting.
While the project does not comes with parking requirements, the developer is now proposing 15 off-street and 94 on-street spaces along Fourth Avenue, a reduction of parking initially approved by the Board in April.
The reduction is sparked by the relocation of the ADA-compliant access ramp and loading area located to the east side of the structure, according to the resubmitted plans.
According to a report by Heyer, Gruel, & Associates, the board’s planner, the redesign calls for new steps on the opposite façade, a shift in lighting design, a new mural, trash receptacles, and bicycle racks.
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