Ventnor wants to rebuild the town’s aging boardwalk. The cost to replace the 1.7 miles of wooden walkway would be $26 million.
How would it be paid for?
Ventnor has applied for funding from something called the ‘NJ Boardwalk Preservation Fund’.
Ventnor could pay approx 10% of the total bill of $26mil.
Watch video from Nov. 9, 2023 Ventnor Commission:
Most of the Ventnor boardwalk was destroyed back in 1963 after the Storm of 1962, a fierce nor’easter. Longport lost most of their boardwalk too.
Ventnor has submitted plans to reconstruct their boardwalk that stretches from Jackson Ave in Atlantic City to Fredericksburg Ave in Margate.
The State of New Jersey is evaluating applications now, says grant guru, Jim Rutala.
Should have a decision by late December or early January 2024.
American Recovery Funds. Ventnor has to use it, or lose it.
Editors note: If only Margate had access to those funds. Imagine extending the Ventnor Boardwalk to the Margate Fishing Pier.