Two beach houses were quickly and unanimously approved by the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) at its Aug. 7 meeting. The board granted special permit and coastal area management site plans for both houses.
A single-family house is being constructed at 17 Gardner Ave., a 0.09-acre property in the R-5 zone, located at the end of East Broadway near Silver Sands State Park. Property owner Paul Friia is replacing a storm-damaged house that has already been torn down. The property is located in an AE-11 flood zone.