Listen to audio clips > Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian & Elizabeth Terenik; Director of Planning & Development. They discussed various Atlantic City Planning & Development projects on WOND Radio, March 3, 2016.
Some items discussed:
Absecon Inlet Boardwalk and Seawall to Change the Inlet and Increase Development Potential The $50M reconstruction and building of new boardwalk and seawall is expected to be complete in 2017. The Army Corps of Engineers is the lead on the main portion, under construction currently.
Series of Roads Recently Repaved Including Ventnor and Arctic Avenues The City is completing road paving projects fully funded by the NJ Department of Transportation. Several additional grant requests were submitted in 2015 for 2016 projects. The Engineering Division is developing a paving priority list.
Traffic Signal Synchronization Project Under Construction Fiber optic cable is being installed to connect the Public Safety building with City Hall, allowing for communications, security cameras, and remote traffic light synchronization. The $1.8M project is funded by the NJ Department of Transportation and is part of a plan for Citywide fiber optic cable. New ADA accessible curb ramps are included in the project along the cable route, which is Arctic Avenue from Sovereign to Tennessee.
Harold R. Brown Memorial Park Design and Bidding Complete-Ready for Construction: Bids were received in December 2015 and award of contract is expected in February 2016 for the $1.8M for improvements and beautification of the park and playground located in the center of town. Project includes:
- An active play park with attention on the design for inclusive play through the incorporation of Universal Design, to consider the wide spectrum of human abilities. It aims to exceed minimum standards to meet the needs of the greatest number of people.
- An enhancement of the existing Tech. Sgt. Harold R. Brown Memorial to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Atlantic City Servicemen and the historical significance that the park has earned in the community.
- A linkage with the adjacent Atlantic Cape Community College campus to enhance the safety, appearance and management of the neighborhood in general.
- Amphitheater space for neighborhood concert and rally type events with a suitable outdoor performance/classroom space.
- “Off the grid” lighting fixtures, powered by wind and solar energy.