Partner Ben Zeltner Seeks Approval from Margate City Planning Board for Redevelopment Project

MARGATE — After reviewing a plot plan Thursday, Feb. 15, to redevelop the Capt. Andy’s marina site on Amherst Avenue, the Board of Commissioners had no objections to the application being heard by the Planning Board Feb. 22.

Attorney Benjamin Benjamin Zeltner of Levine, Staller, Sklar, Chan & Brown, PA, who represents property owners Sean and Jamie Gormley, said the design plan for the Harbor Bay LLC project includes expanding Capt. Andy’s on the landward side of the bulkhead and cantilevering the new building over 10 privately owned parking spaces along Amherst Avenue.

The project includes building a new bulkhead, restaurant, bait shop and insurance office, and will accommodate the city’s plan to erect a 6-foot-wide promenade along the bulkhead.

Zeltner said the project would not affect the flow of traffic on Amherst Avenue.

The commissioners authorized city solicitor John Scott Abbott to draft a letter to the Planning Board saying the city has no objection to the application being heard. The city provided the same courtesy to builder Jim Leeds, who wants to rebuild Integrity Marine, which is next door to Capt. Andy’s.

If the Planning Board approves the project Thursday, the applicant will ask the city to vacate a 3-foot by 100-foot strip of land in the right of way to accommodate the parking for the project, Zeltner said.

The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Historic City Hall, 1. S. Washington Ave.

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