The owners of a former bank site on Adamston Road have filed a lawsuit against the Brick Township Board of Adjustment in the ongoing fight over the future of the property.
The lawsuit, filed earlier this month in Superior Court in Ocean County, seeks the granting of an automatic approval of a plan to farm lettuce in a building proposed to be built at the site.
The lawsuit is just the latest move in the fight over the controversial site, which initially was proposed as a medical marijuana dispensary in August 2018 by 385 Adamston LLC, the owners of the property.
The proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary was amended in March 2019, replaced with a plan to grow medical marijuana on the nearly 7-acre property on Adamston Road that had operated as a bank for decades. The property sits in a rural residential zone, which permits farming, and is across the street from a residential neighborhood.
Residents of that neighborhood have been fighting the proposals from the start, first expressing significant concerns about safety if the site were to become a dispensary, and out of concerns about traffic.