What would a rebuilt Margate boardwalk look like? Glenn Klotz & the Margate Boardwalk Committee have posted a spectacular rendering. Wow.
Contrary to what the naysayers are spouting, over 80% of the proposed Margate Boardwalk is pretty far away from the bulkheads & beachfront homes.
Placement of a rebuilt Margate Boardwalk would roughly follow the backside of the Army Corp dune. Protected by the dune. High enough to enjoy the ocean view. Connected to most street-end bulkheads.
Lori Friedman: Question, based on this picture, looks like the BW would be right by the dune. Most set backs will not have an issue. But what happens to the streets that have homes right by the dunes? ex: Nassau, Rumson, etc? Glenn Klotz responds: 80% of Margate Boardwalk would have plenty of buffer between boardwalk and homes. (See graphic) For comparison, 70 % of Ventnor’s boardwalk is right next to their bulkhead. For the few people that object to a boardwalk, many more would be happy to have a home closer to the boardwalk.
Samantha Lyn: It looks really nice. What happens when a hurricane comes rolling in? Is it gonna last?
Glenn Klotz: Margate’s original boardwalk had no berm/dune to protect it. Plus, the Margate beach in 1944 wasn’t anywhere near as wide as it is today. Will it have some exposure to storms? Of course. But let’s look at the last BIG storm. Hurricane Sandy didn’t damage Ventnor or AC’s boardwalks. So, no. I wouldn’t be so concerned about losing a boardwalk….the way we lost the one in 1944.
If you take a close look at the 1944 event, we didn’t lose all of our boardwalk, even in that storm. Enough of it was lost though, that the City of Margate decided to remove what remained. Different time. Different circumstances.
Martin Kalish: I hope that the boardwalk is built. No more driving to Ventnor to walk the boards.
Marc Wiser: How about a park or play ground in the dead zone? Glenn Klotz: In Ventnor, they have parks and playgrounds in certain areas behind the BW. No reason why not.
Mark Lovett: I am sold on the boardwalk after seeing what it might look like.
Wildwood: Boardwalks are streets. Transportation funding could help rebuild Margate Boardwalk?
Democratic lawmakers unveiled a $40 million proposal to fund repairs to the Wildwood Boardwalk. The money — $4 million a year for the next 10 years — would come from the Transportation Trust Fund, money usually dedicated to fixing New Jersey roads, bridges and mass transit systems. “This funding is a crucial investment in one of New Jersey’s top tourism-related economic generators,” state Sen. Bob Andrzejczak, a Democrat who represents Cape May County and parts of Atlantic and Cumberland counties, said in a statement. “The Wildwood Boardwalk is an historic attraction that serves as the backbone of the community and the region.”