Get ready for a Margate water park along Amherst Ave. It’s coming, no matter what you were told in the past.
According to Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon, plans for a floating water park, adjacent to Jefferson & Amherst Ave, recently received NJ DEP approval. This was announced on Jan. 16, 2020. LISTEN >
DEP: Department of Environmental Protection has approved plans for Margate Waterpark.
Dredging has also been approved for that underwater parcel of state-controlled property.
City still waiting for Army Corp of Engineer approval. That should be ‘just a minor formality’ says the city.
McLarnon hopes it gets to the Margate Planning Board soon…. hopefully by Easter.
As is many times the case, controversial projects like these are approved during the winter months, when most taxpayers (2nd homeowners) are not here.
Irony: Margate Commissioners Mayor Becker and Commissioners Amodeo & Blumberg are, in effect, creating a commercial boardwalk along the bay on Amherst Ave.
Note: Blumberg is the only commissioner that is reportedly in support of an ocean front, non-commercial boardwalk.
Note #2: McLarnon is also the zoning officer for Ventnor, where officials have suppressed the sharing of Ventnor Planning Board meeting video.