Ventnor Wants to Build a New Boardwalk

Rebuild Ventnor NJ Boardwalk

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.

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17 thoughts on “Ventnor Wants to Build a New Boardwalk”

  1. Obvious question….Why does Ventnor need a new boardwalk besides always needing repair and doesn’t feel wide enough at times? What improvements does a new boardwalk bring to the community? I’m not objecting or promoting just asking since I didn’t know this was a thing.

    1. Just because it “looks good” doesn’t mean it’s structurally sound or doesn’t have issues that aren’t visible on the top side. Have no idea whether it is or isn’t.

  2. Yes, it’s somewhat scary to walk Ventnor boardwalk with speeding bike riders and ebikes. Riders think they have the right of way and make walkers jump out of there way with the fear of getting ran over.
    Dog walkers are not cleaning up their dog’s pooh. Please enforce any and all violations to make the boardwalk enjoyable for everyone! Thank you for listening.

  3. Would like them to maybe put LED lights under the ventnor Peir. Think it would look very sharp in the summer all white and during the holidays with holiday colors. Just a suggestion.

  4. The boardwalk is sinking in some parts. Crews should not drive heavy trucks on it. What a dream to have it extend to margate! Would solve the crowing problem. But I can’t imagine the construction phase!

  5. I would love to see a more accessible handicap access to the beach at S Newark. Is there anyway that can be incorporated in their plan?

  6. Did I miss the news about the boardwalk needing any repair all? What minor or major repair was reported? Now I see in the news taxpayer money to fund a new boardwalk.

  7. I think it would be more worthwhile to make the beach lots more accessible and hire more lifeguards. At Vassar many are in need of an easier path to the beach with a mat at least halfway down. Do we need a new Boardwalk? It seems fine in most places unless it is structurally unsound. Is their a report on that?

    1. Structurally unsound? Heavy public works vehicles on it everyday. Just a case of taking money from the people irresponsibly. Not their money so why care?

  8. Would like to see outdoor showers at more boardwalk locations so beach goers could wash off the sand from their bodies and chairs before walking or biking or gettin in their cars to go home.

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