Design Guidelines for New Construction in Beach Haven

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 Design Guidelines for New Construction in Beach Haven


 Design Guidelines for New Construction in Beach Haven

Beach Haven on Long Beach Island (or LBI), one of the oldest seashore towns in New Jersey, has many well-preserved homes from the 19th and 20th century and is fortunate to have the majority of them located in one place; the historic district of Beach Haven. Here, one can see what shore living was all about over a century ago when LBI was a very different place. In an effort to preserve the charm of this bygone era, the town of Beach Haven has implemented design guidelines for new construction in Beach Haven, specifically in this historic district.


What is the Historic District?

The historic district defines a group of buildings or building sites that the state, federal or local government has designated as having played a significant role in the historical development of an area. There are a few key points that must be considered:

  • Architectural Survey: This identifies and evaluates the historical significance of an area or a structure.
  • Key Properties: These are the specific buildings or structures that qualify as landmarks
  • Contributing Properties: The properties typically date to a specific time and help in the district’s makeup. Most properties fall into this category.
  • Non-Contributing Properties- These are properties that do not have significant historical value. In Beach Haven, this applies mostly to commercial proprieties and oceanfront homes.


Where is the Historic District?

The historic district runs roughly Atlantic Ave to Bay Ave(running East to West) and Chatsworth Ave to 5th Street Running (North to South). Note that additional areas peppered throughout the town, so it is best to consult with the town itself or contact me and provide you with a map of the district.

What Can I build in the is the Historic District?

Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group

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