Planning & Redevelopment & Zoning

Important Note: While City facilities are closed to the public, we continue to operate and respond to resident and professional needs by phone and online communications. Until further notice, please mail all applications, with the correct fees, to the department address on the right. Alternatively, you may also use the gray Drop Box to the left of the City Hall Entrance. For all applications, please also submit an email copy of your application forms and supporting documents. For information, please call 732-502-5724.


The Department of Planning and Redevelopment strives to effectively encourage and support appropriate land development and redevelopment within the City of Asbury Park. We provide recommendations and assistance to the City Council, various land use boards, and the public.

We also administer the municipal Green Team and maintain the City’s Sustainable New Jersey Certification. Within this department, each staff member performs multiple roles, thus providing a variety of vital services to the community.

Development Review

The Department is the home to the Municipal Land Use Boards:  

Department Activities & Achievements

The Department continually strives to improve local ordinances and redevelopment plans to make them more user-friendly, address new situations, and correct deficiencies.

  • Amended the Central Business District Redevelopment Plan to allow for the City’s first craft distillery and bringing service uses back to Cookman Avenue.
  • Amended the Waterfront Redevelopment Plan area permitting smaller scale development that is less than a city block.
  • Completed a strategic revitalization plan for the West Side neighborhood of Asbury Park.
  • Successfully completed Sustainable Jersey’s application annually, demonstrating the City’s committment to a greener environment and most recently earning Asbury Park 2019 Sustainable New Jersey Silver Certification.
  • Hosted the first "Better Block" event on Springwood Avenue to show how revitalization of a single commercial block in an underused neighborhood corridor can positively impact the surrounding community as a whole.
  • 2018 Great Places in New Jersey Designation from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association.