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The goal of the APHS Historic Preservation Committee is to identify, protect and preserve landmarks, buildings and sites that exemplify the City's historically diverse character and standing as a premiere New Jersey shore resort.

Our belief is that preservation enhances the quality of life and provides a sense of orientation and elements of our past.

Unfortunately, over the past years there have been several significant losses of historic structures in our City.

While we have attempted to save these structures through public advocacy, the reality is that without meaningful land use regulation these buildings could not be saved.

The Asbury Park Municipal Master Plan provides the recommendation of the governing body to create a Historic Preservation Commission. City Planner Don Sammet has been in the process of creating a Preservation Plan to be reviewed and voted on by Mayor and Council.

Once established, the Commission will be responsible for preparing a survey of historic sites, make recommendations to the Planning Board on Master Plan Elements, advise Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment on applications, provide written reports regarding permit applications and carry out such other advisory, educational and informational functions as will promote historic preservation.

Locally designated landmarks and districts will affect private action. Local preservation laws are the ONLY way to regulate privately owned Historic Properties and help to protect and preserve these structures.

If you care about the unnecessary demolition through neglect that has been allowed to occur, it's time to get involved. Action is needed to create meaningful laws to protect our treasured architecture for future generations.

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