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City Council and iStar Celebrate Completion of North End Boardwalk Project with Ribbon CuttingNorth End Boardwalk and Fisherman’s Parking Lot Now Open to the Public
06/26/20, Asbury Park, NJ – City Council is pleased to announce that the North End Boardwalk construction project is now completed and open to the public. Mayor John Moor, Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn and Councilpersons Yvonne Clayton, Eileen Chapman and Jesse Kendle attended a ribbon cutting this morning hosted by Brian Cheripka, Senior Vice President of Land and Development, iStar to celebrate the completion of the long-anticipated project. The project, which began in October 2018, was constructed by iStar, Asbury Park’s Waterfront Master Developer.
“We are thrilled the North End Boardwalk project has been completed in time for our residents to enjoy it this summer,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “There was an enormous amount of public input from our community on the design of this project especially from grassroots community group Save Asbury’s Waterfront. The redesign reflects their feedback on the new boardwalk which runs from 6th Avenue to Deal Lake Drive, includes a sidewalk connecting the boardwalk to the newly paved parking lot with over 100 new spaces, and now features a large bicycle parking area.”
“The new design incorporates best practices for stormwater management, as recommended by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,” said Councilperson Eileen Chapman, “Environmental stewardship has been a key focus of the redesign which includes green infrastructure to promote groundwater infiltration and natural treatment. Resiliency to protect us against future storm events was also a goal achieved through the addition of a beautiful new dune system. And, we are excited about the new public restrooms and handicapped accessible entrances at 7th Avenue and Deal Lake Drive.”
“We appreciate iStar working with us and expediting construction, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, to finish in time for the 2020 summer season,” said Mayor John Moor, “While we may not have always seen every detail the same way as iStar on this project, the end result is a true collaboration with our residents whose feedback drove the final design. We are also pleased to acknowledge this is the original home of the Asbury Park Fishing Club established in 1902, making it the oldest saltwater fishing club in the United States and want to thank iStar for the new signage commemorating their history.”
For more information on the City of Asbury Park, visit www.cityofasburypark.com.
For more information on iStar, visit, www.istar.com.