BARNEGAT – As phase one of the Barnegat 67 project finished up, Extell Development announced that phase two will soon break ground. The company has already opened it up to pre-leasing for the retail spaces.
If you have driven past the construction site on Lighthouse Drive, you might have noticed the area is looking more complete each day. According to Extell, the entirety of phase one’s 50,000 square feet has been fully leased prior to opening. You can already see signs making their way to the façade of the building, such as Dollar Tree, which celebrated its grand opening in September.
Various social media posts by locals have signaled the start to construction on the stand-alone Dunkin’ Donuts that will be on site as well.
Jersey Shore Online reported back in April on the progress of Barnegat 67, stating that the first phase was expected to be complete at the end of this year. AVP of Development at Extell, Moshe Botnick, stated at the time that the space will likely see a Planet Fitness center, a Dollar Tree, a physical therapy center, an urgent care facility, and various restaurants for Asian, Italian, pizza, as well as a café; all this, in addition to 75 luxury age-restricted apartments.
He now confirms that locals can expect:
- Susskind Almallah Eye Associates
- BSR Physical Therapy
- Planet Fitness
As well as dining options:
- Mama Rosa
- Jersey Mike’s
- Pan Asia
- Dunkin Donuts
Additional service options include Wells Fargo and EMD Tax and Financial Services
With phase two slated to begin in the near future, Extell reported that it will “welcome additional commercial tenants to occupy the remaining 50,000 square feet of retail space, serving as an extension of the residential amenities available at the 13-acre complex.”
The site now shows one half of the project as nearly complete; this building is located directly adjacent to the CVS and across from the Wawa, located on Lighthouse Drive off of West Bay Avenue. Adjacent to this, further down Lighthouse, the site remains empty; awaiting the ground breaking.
“We are excited to be delivering a vibrant complex that will offer a seamless and convenient lifestyle for future residents and also serve as a new dining and shopping destination for Ocean County locals by the end of this year,” said Botnick.
Once phase two is complete, residents will have 100,000 square feet of new retail options close to home, 151 new age-restricted living spaces, 20,000 square feet of programmed indoor-outdoor rooftop amenities, as well as a 10,000 square foot public plaza, according to Extell.
The outdoor public plaza will be a place for locals to gather for various activities, programs, and shopping. The developer noted that it will be equipped with an amphitheater for community programming and shaded seating for dining.