Across South Jersey, many businesses and governments are building and funding public and private projects. This list is compiled from applications to local Planning and Zoning boards that were previously published in the legal ads of The Press of Atlantic City.
Cape May County officials announce start of Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge project
Cape May County officials announced the start of a project to reconstruct and repair the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge on Wednesday, advising drivers to take care during the almost two-year-long project.
Officials have entered into an agreement with South State Construction for the repairs along Avalon Boulevard linking Middle Township and Avalon, according to a news release from the county’s Freeholder Board. The work is scheduled to be completed in two phases ending in June 2021.
Atlantic City Council to hold public hearing on bulkhead ordinance
The Atlantic City Council is having a public hearing 5 p.m. Friday for an ordinance that would establish a 8 1/2 feet minimum bulkhead elevation for new construction along the bay. The ordinance was first read Oct. 16.
SJTA calls for bids for rehabilitation project to McGahn Bridge
The South Jersey Transportation Authority is calling for bids for a rehabilitation project for Bridge 28, the McGahn Bridge, which links the Atlantic City Expressway to with Atlantic City's streets. Tasks include reconstruction of the existing fender and dolphin system, installing riprap around exposed underwater pier footings and concrete repairs. Also included in the contract plans are repairs to the boat ramp near the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector. Bids will be read 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at the authority's administration building at the Farley Service Plaza.
2-year contract for sewer and stormwater facility repairs up for bid in Northfield
Officials in Northfield are calling for bids for general repairs and construction of sanitary sewer and stormwater facilities. It's an on-call, two-year contract for repair projects, emergency and general repairs. Bids are due 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at City Hall, 1600 Shore Rd.
North Wildwood calls for bids for renovations to beach patrol headquarters
Officials in North Wildwood are calling for bids for renovations to the city's beach patrol headquarters.The contract includes labor, equipment and materials needed to gut the structure, remove decks and ramps and put in new roof as well as new mechanical, electrical and plumbing, among other projects. Bids will be read at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in City Hall, 901 Atlantic Avenue.
North Wildwood calls for bids to repair, replace sidewalks
Officials in North Wildwood are calling for bids for labor, equipment and materials to repair and replace concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and concrete pavement in the city. Bids will be read at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the City Hall Court Room, 901 Atlantic Avenue.
Hamilton Township officials call for bids to demo of home on Knights Bridge Way
Officials in Hamilton Township are calling for bids for the demolition of 142 Knights Bridge Way, a home off of Babcock Road. Sealed bids will be opened and read in public at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 in the municipal building.
Officials break ground to telecommunications tower in Commercial Township
Officials in Cumberland County broke ground on a new telecommunications tower Oct. 9 in Commercial Township as part of the county’s emergency communications system upgrade. The tower will be used for emergency, public safety and other governmental communications, according to a news release from officials.
Chipotle coming to Manahawkin
A new Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening in Manahawkin, according to the company’s website. The restaurant, which is currently putting a call out for applications for their crew, will be located at 385 Martin Truex Jr. Boulevard.
Soleil Condo Hotel and Spa site for sale in Ocean City
Land in Ocean City that has been approved to hold a condo-hotel has been listed for sale online.
The site of the Soleil Resort, in a redevelopment zone at 11th Street and Ocean Avenue, has all approvals to develop a hotel and space with 103/107 keyed rooms that range from studio to one- and two-bedroom condominiums, according to website Loopnet.com. The webpage has information on traffic and nearby public transportation, but does not list a price.
City residents have spoken out against the project, first proposed in January 2015, saying that it is designed to run like a condominium, not a hotel, meaning the units seem planned to function as residences rather than for short-term stays, according to The Press of Atlantic City’s archives.
SJTA calls for bids for elevator, sewer work at Atlantic City International
The South Jersey Transportation Authority has called for bids for elevator rehabilitation and sewer projects at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township.
The Schindler elevator, constructed in 1996, needs upgrading work done to the elevator's interior finishes, elevator door (car and hoistway) finishes, a new stainless-steel ceiling with lighting, a new car operating panel (C.O.P), new hall stations and cleaning and buffing of the elevator jambs. Mechanically and electrically, the elevator will require new spring mounted roller guides, new hydraulic pistons seals and new code compliant hoistway lighting and GFCI power.
Work to the sewer includes installing of a new 6-inch gravity sanitary sewer line from the Employee Parking Lot (269 Lot) connecting to the existing sanitary sewer main near the Garage Entrance.
Bids will be opened and read for the elevator and sewer projects at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 24, respectively.
Village Super Market Inc. buys land in Galloway
Land at 501 E. Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway sold in May for just over $1 million, the township confirmed Friday. The new owner is Village Super Market. However, no construction permits have been pulled as of yet and there have been no applications submitted to the township’s planning or zoning departments.
Bond ordinance vote set for improvements to Avalon's Eighth Street jetty
The governing body on Oct. 16 adopted a $2.185 million bond ordinance for improvements to the Eighth Street jetty. Improvements include engineering and design work, surveying, construction planning, preparation of plans and specifications, permits, bid documents, construction inspection and contract administration, and all work, materials, equipment and labor. The project will also appropriate $2.3 million, including a grant expected to be received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The ordinance was first read Sept. 25.
Mullica officials call for bids for work on River Drive
Officials in Mullica Township called for bids for reconstruction work on River Drive to include approximately 150 tons of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavement construction work along 1,000 ft of roadway.
Bids will be opened and read 10 a.m. Oct. 23.
New housing construction starts at Hamilton Greene
Construction has begun on new housing in the Hamilton Green development in Hamilton Township. Called The Glades, the 220 new units will be built adjacent to the 416 existing apartments and will extend out toward Cologne Avenue.
Brigantine calls for bids for curb ramps on West Beach Avenue
Officials in Brigantine called for bids for a reconstruction project on West Beach Avenue, consisting of the reconstruction of handicap curb ramps between 13th Street and Sixth Street. Bids will be read 10 a.m. Oct. 10.
Dollar Tree coming to Atlantic City
A new Dollar Tree store is expected to open later this year in the city. The store will be added to the Tanger Outlets The Walk at 1010 Atlantic Avenue, according to a news release from R.J. Brunelli & Co., LLC, the real estate brokerage company who handles Dollar Tree leases.
The discount store will go in the former Hanes space, according to the release, taking up the 9,576-square-foot store.
Bids due Sept. 26 for Wildwood Crest Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Bids for Wildwood Crest’s New Jersey for the Solar Power Purchase Agreement will be read at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 in the borough’s municipal building, located at 6101 Pacific Avenue. Bid documents and drawings for the proposed work, which have been prepared by DeBlasio & Associates, P.C., are available at the office of said Engineer at 4701 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood, and may be inspected by prospective bidders during business hours.
Pleasantville Board of Education calls for bids for temporary heating, cooling systems
The Pleasantville Board of Education is calling for bids for temporary heating and cooling systems at the North Main Street School. Bid forms, specifications and contracts are on file at Remington & Vernick Engineers, 845 North Main St., Pleasantville. Bids will be read 11 a.m. Sept. 17.
$1.2 million project to replace water main, lines in Northfield and Linwood
Work is slated to begin Monday on New Jersey American Water's $1.2 million project to replace aging water main and upgrade water lines in Northfield and Linwood.
The plans to replace about 3,300 feet of water main along with the upgrades along Shore Road from Rosedale Avenue in Northfield to Dee Drive in Linwood. Work is slated to start on or about Monday and is expected to finish by the end of November, weather permitting.
The work will be completed by local contractor Pioneer Pipe, with construction scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with work outside the schedule only if needed to maintain the project schedule, according to the release. Traffic restrictions and / or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur. The final street restorations are scheduled to be complete by spring.
Absecon calls for bids to build firehouse
City officials in Absecon are calling for bids for the construction of a new firehouse. Bid forms, contracts and specifications will be available starting Sept. 10 at Remington and Vernick Engineers, 845 North Main St., Pleasantville. A pre-bid meeting will be held Sept. 12 in the Absecon municipal building, 500 Mill Road. The deadline for bids is 11 a.m. Oct. 10
Night roadwork to on Route 55 in Cumberland County starts
Night roadwork on Route 55 in Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties started Sept. 4 and will continue Monday through Thursday for the next few weeks, according to the state Department of Transportation. It’s part of a $17.2 million federally-funded pavement preservation project that aims to improve safety and reduce maintenance costs.
The project contractor, South State, Inc., will close one lane of traffic for milling and paving.
Work will cover 23 miles between Vineland and Millville, as well as areas in Salem and Gloucester, for micro milling and paving with slurry seal and an Ultra-Thin Friction Course.
Ramp closures and detours will be required.
The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2020.
Hammonton calls for bids for 14th Street roadwork
Town officials are calling for bids for roadwork on 14th Street. The project consists of reconstruction and resurfacing a 550-foot portion of the street from the Folsom Bough boundary. The deadline is 10 a.m. Sept. 12.
Cape May County solicits bids for Ingram's Thorofare Bridge deck reconstruction
Cape May County Freeholders are seeking bids for deck reconstruction on the Ingram's Thorofare Bridge in Middle Township. The deadline is Sept. 19.
Shed at the Atlantic City Armory to be demolished
The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is asking for bids for the demolition a shed on the site of the Atlantic City Armory, 1008 Absecon Blvd. The organization will be accepting bids until 10 a.m. Sept. 4.
Brigantine's Rod and Reel to be demolished
The Rod and Reel in Brigantine, 13th Street North, is set to be demolished. It has been vacant since an inspection after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 found that the electrical work was old and too out of code to open.
Permits have been issued and the utilities have been disconnected, but the exact date of the demolition has not yet to be announced.
Roads to be resurfaced, paved in Egg Harbor Township
Egg Harbor Township is getting $2.9 million worth of improvements to their roads through the end of the year, half of which funded by grants.
Blackman Road from Poplar Avenue to Ocean Heights Avenue will be paved through a $290,000 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund grant.
The work, by Landberg Construction of Dorothy in Weymouth Township, is expected to be completed by the end of August. This is the second phase of work on that portion of the road; the first phase was completed through a $300,000 grant received last year.
The township is working with the county to install a traffic light at the Blackman Road and Ocean Heights Avenue intersection. The township is sending the project out to bid for their share of the cost, about $500,000, and work is expected to start in late September or early October. Utility poles have already been relocated at the intersection, and the county will be repaving Ocean Heights Avenue from the intersection west to the parkway overpasses.
Roadways will be resurfaced in the Offshore Commercial park through a $675,000 Local Freight Impact Grant from the state Department of Transportation.
The bid was awarded to A.E. Stone of Egg Harbor Township and work is anticipated to be completed by the end of September.
The $1 million contract for annual road improvements in the township was awarded to South State Inc., of Bridgeton. The following streets are included:
- Atlas Lane Road-Sycamore Avenue to Cates Road
- Birch Avenue-Sycamore Avenue to English Creek Avenue
- Dogwood Avenue-Pine Avenue to Winnepeg Avenue
- Locust Avenue-Sycamore Avenue to English Creek Avenue
- Sycamore Avenue-Birch Avenue to Locust Avenue
- Sycamore Avenue-Atlas Lane Road to West Jersey Avenue
The township also received a federal grant to put center line rumble strips on 35 miles of township roads. Bids open Sept. 17, with work expected to begin Oct. 14 and completed by mid-December.
Public hearing held on demolition of old 7-Eleven in Brigantine for townhomes
An application to demolish the old 7-Eleven at 3728 Atlantic-Brigantine Boulevard to make way for five townhome units in two separate structures is going before the Brigantine Planning Committee. The applicant is asking for a variance to permit townhomes in the commercially-zoned district. The applications also seeks a variance for the rear yards, which would be 6 feet instead of the required 15 feet; a variance for 76% lot coverage where the maximum is 60%; and a variance for a building height of 35 feet when the requirement is 30 feet, in addition to other variances.
A public hearing was scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Docks, parking lot approved for Stone Harbor Hotel
The Stone Harbor Zoning aboard approved construction of a parking lot and three docks for The Reeds at Shelter Haven Hotel on July 1.
Brigantine eliminates parking lot for trucks, RVS
Brigantine City Council eliminated provisions in its city code establishing a parking lot for heavy-duty trucks and RVs on municipal property.
Application sent to state DEP for natural gas line on Route 9
A permit application was submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a South Jersey Gas Co. project that would install a natural gas line under Route 9 in Dennis Township, between Clermont Drive to Hagen Road and from Main Street to School House Lane. The public is invited to comment on the proposed project until Sept. 30.
Mullica Township seeks bids for construction at Elwood Fire Hall and municipal building
Mullica Township officials called for bids for construction of a parking pad and sidewalk at the Elwood Fire Hall and reconstruction and reconfiguration of an existing accessible ramp to the township's municipal building including a new curb ramp to the parking lot and re-striping the existing parking spaces.
Egg Harbor Township custom car business applies for approval, relief to build on Fire Road
Distinctive Car Toyz has sought relief from the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board so they can build new a car sales, services and customization facility at 2800 Fire Road. They requested variances for the minimum lot size, parking space setback from building and the maximum area for free-standing signage, as well as approval for 24 parking spaces.
The variances were approved at a public hearing held on Aug. 19.
Atlantic County freeholders adopt Nacote Creek Bridge reconstruction ordinance
The Atlantic County Freeholder Board last month adopted an ordinance that authorizes the acquisition of rights of way and temporary construction easements for the reconstruction of the Nacote Creek Bridge in Port Republic.
North Wildwood calls for trench restoration, concrete repair bids
City officials in North Wildwood are calling for bids for the restoration of utility trenches, include milling the existing asphalt surface two inches in depth, sweeping, cleaning, hot tacking the surface, construction of two inches thick HMA surface course and hot applied rubberized joint sealing the surface joints.
Officials are also bidding out for a project to repair and replace concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and concrete pavement, as necessary within the city.
The deadline for bids on both projects is 3 p.m. Sept. 4.