ASBURY PARK, NJ – A group of homeowners from an oceanfront condominium complex have rallied against a proposal to bring food trucks to Asbury Park, saying noise and trash will disrupt their community.
Waterfront developer Madison Marquette is seeking approval to place six food trucks in a green space near Ocean and Sixth avenues. The proposed area is across the street from the 157-unit North Beach complex the residents live in.
The group spoke out against the plan at city council meetings this week, with some noting the waterfront development plan calls for mostly residential developments on the north end beach.
But city officials say the plan does not prohibit entertainment attractions such as food trucks.
“It was supposed to be a quiet, residential area,” said Gary Gardiner, who has lived in the North Beach complex for eight years. “So when we saw that the food trucks were coming, everyone was shocked.”
Gardiner said he is concerned the food trucks will bring smells of garbage, noisy generators and attract disorderly people from the waterfront bars and restaurants.
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