It looks like the new Mahalo hotel replacing Ocean Holiday withdrew their CAFRA application. Given the large amount of time for the processing of the applications, I wonder what that means for the Ocean Holiday lot which has been pulled apart for a long time now.
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Thanks Joey! At least they haven't abandoned the project which is great news.
They put up a new CAFRA the last week of Dec NOTICE Take Notice that an application has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Resource Protection for a CAFRA Individual Permit for the development described below: APPLICANT: Mahalo Hotels, LLC PROJECT NAME: Mahalo Hotel PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Renovation of the existing motel, the construction of a 11-unit addition, proposed pool area with decks, and associated parking. PROJECT STREET ADDRESS: 6501 Ocean Avenue BLOCK: 50.04 LOT: 3, 4, 7 and 8 MUNICIPALITY AND COUNTY: Borough of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County A complete copy of the CAFRA Individual Permit application can be reviewed at either the Municipal Clerk's office or by appointment at the Department's Trenton office. Either a 30-day public comment period or public hearing will be held on the application in the future. Individuals may request a public hearing on the application within 15 calendar days of the date of this notice. Requests for a public hearing shall be sent to the Department at the address set forth below and shall state the specific nature of the issues to be raised at the hearing. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Land Resource Protection 501 East State Street P.O. Box 420, Code 501-02A Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 Attn: Wildwood Crest Supervisor Printer Fee: $34.80 Pub Date: December 27, 2021 Order #: 0000179203
We loved staying there and I believe the only reason we changed motels was because their prices were getting a little high. Otherwise it was a great place to stay. I noticed it was going downhill a little about 7 years ago when several family members stayed there for my wedding. When we came back a few years later for a reunion it was almost uncomfortable with the state of the place.
Running a motel is a takes a lot of work and money for sure. We stayed there a couple times in late May or early June about 8-10 years ago. The place was not perfect but in good overall shape and I believe the 2 room ocean view efficiency was around $65 a night so we stayed there. Comparable motels were more for sure.
I hope it stays a motel/hotel. We used to stay there for years before moving across the street. The last time I was there you could see that place needed a lot of work done, and I'm assuming the new owners were unaware of the extent of work needing to be done. It's a shame how let go the OH became towards the end, but I heard the owner's wife just wanted to be done with the place after the passing of her husband, which is understandable.
This is the one area of the Crest that is still so "intact" with motels, I really hope this isn't the end for this property as a hotel/motel. Seeing all that cribbing supporting the structure makes me think there may be some major structural issues going on. I just hope if the building must go that it doesn't end up being residential.
This bums me out. I really, really hope it stays a hotel. It's across from my beloved Shalimar, and I would hate to see townhouses there, a view I've seen since the 90's altered to depressing townhouses...no....
I had a bad feeling after the property sat idle for the last 2 years. I am hoping that at the very least the building survives and is not flattened altogether for town homes or houses. The property remaining a hotel would be the best option as far as i'm concerned.
I have also seen that the people who operated the Icona Properties and are involved with the Ocean Holiday property have or are acquiring the Regal Plaza Motel down at the end of WW Crest near Diamond Beach.