WILDWOOD The Wildwood Planning Board, at its regular meeting on February Óthm, gave preliminary and site pian approval to two commercial projects that will provide desirable amenities for residents and visitors and add to îhe City’s tax ratable base.
The Board unanimously passed a Resolution approving an entertainment complex consisting of a miniature golf course, batting cages, climbing wall and anice cream parlor. The complex will be located on a vacant lot on New Jersey Avenue between Burke and Davis Avenues. The site was formerly home to the Anchor Inn.
Nationally renowned Harris Miniature Golf, based in Wildwood, NJ, will design the course. Applicant Stephanie Bennett said that she was very “passionate and excited about the project,” which will feature a Caribbean island theme.
The Board also unanimously approved a restaurant project on Rio Grande Avenue on the former KFC site. Alfonso Cuoco, the projeot’s developer, plans to create a “family oriented restaurant with good food at reasonable prices.” The eatery will include an outdoor deck with a barbeque pit and rooftop seating with water views.
“We are very pleased with the confidence that these entrepreneurs have shown in Wildwood,” said Pete Byron, Commissioner of Revenue and Finance. “We are business friendly and welcome quality projects which will create new attractions for both locals and tourists. These investments will also add ratables to help provide relief for Wildwood taxpayers.”
In another action, a Resolution was unanimously passed recommending an amendment of WildWood’s Recreation and Open Space inventory (ROSI) to the Board of Commissioners. The “Monster Truck” building, located on the boardwalk at Youngs Avenue, has always been zoned commercially and used for commercial purposes. It was included in the ROSI by error and removing it will help facilitate the sale ofthe propeity, generating additional revenue for the City.