New Proposed Buildings Coming to Ocean City

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Summer is almost upon us and we have lots of updates to get to.

In the email this week:

📆 Upcoming Events in (and around) Ocean City

Sunday, June 9

  • 🌷Flower Show | Music Pier | Times here

  • 🍑 Stone Harbor Farmers Market (Stone Harbor) | Water Tower Lot | 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12

  • 🍓 Farmers Market | Tabernacle Grounds | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14

  • 🎶 Somers Point Beach Concert (Somers Point) | BYWATER CALL | Details and times here

Next Weekend, June 15

  • 🏃‍♂️ Health, Fitness and Wellness Expo | Music Pier | Details and times here

You can see the full list of events in all nearby Shore towns with the following links: Ocean City | Sea Isle | Margate | Avalon | Stone Harbor | Somers Point | Wildwood | Cape May | Ventnor

Also note the Ocean City Library has many events for adults and kids alike on their calendar, which can be viewed here.

🚔 A Teen Was Arrested for the Stabbing

Not a ton of news this week, but we do have an arrest in the Boardwalk stabbing. The investigation was led by the Cape May Prosecutor’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department.

A teen whose name is not being released has been charged with: attempted murder, a crime of the first degree; aggravated assault, a crime of the second degree; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the third degree; and possession of a weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.

Again, officials want to reiterate that this was not a random attack and was a pre-planned, targeted crime contained amongst a group of teens.

🏢 New Buildings Planned For Ocean City

I always enjoy digging into Zoning Board and Planning Board agendas because I have no life.

Anyway, we usually get stuff like “Joey wants to build a deck and needs a variance” or “Sally wants to add impervious to her lot”. Some really cutting edge stuff.

But every now and then you find some interesting, tangible proposals.

This was one of those weeks.

Let’s dig into a few proposed project applications that caught my eye:

The Yard (741 West Ave.)

From Himmelstein Investments and the owner of aqua-related properties in the city, comes a proposal for The Yard, which bills itself as an outdoor recreation facility, which includes an indoor golf simulator and concessions:

I reached out for more details but haven’t heard back yet (will update you if I do).

Mixed Use Building (3301 Bay Ave.)

From V2 Properties, here’s the plan for a mixed use commercial + residential building at the corner 33rd and Bay Ave. The site currently has a Remax office on it. There would be room for two commercial units on the first floor, with condos on the second and third floors.

Mixed Use Building (5501 Asbury Ave.)

Similar to the previous listing, this one from Duncan Real Estate Investments would be three lower level commercial units with condos on the second and third floors.

This was the home of the recently demolished Chapel By The Sea.

Banger on Wesley (2037 Wesley Ave)

And this beachfront banger with two condos at 2037 and 2039 Wesley Ave. Anyone got $5 million to spare?

🚮 We May Have a Stinky Trash Problem

The mayor’s weekly update this week included a curious item:

“Please know that we are in the process of working with our contractor to make sure that trash and recycling pickup remains reliable, convenient and uninterrupted. We will provide updates if there are any further changes. The twice-weekly pickup begins tomorrow (Saturday, June 8), and more information on the summer schedule is available here. More information on trash and recycling is available at ocnj.us/trash-and-recycle-faq

Mayor Gillian

Never a great sign when your mayor has to reiterate that trash pickup will remain reliable.

But this announcement follows another from mid-May when the city’s trash contractor said it would stop picking up the 96-gallon trash containers designed to be picked up by mechanical arms because their trucks are loaded by hand:

UPDATE: The city’s waste management contractor is reporting an increased use of 96-gallon containers that are designed to be picked up mechanically. Because the contractor’s workers pick up trash and recycling containers by hand, they will no longer be able to service residences using 96-gallon containers as of June 1, 2024.

We’ll see how this impacts things now that the summer season has picked up and twice-weekly trash service has begun.

Have you had issues with trash pick up? Let us know by responding to this email.

Long time readers of this newsletter will know that I’m a germaphobe and dread taking out even two cans. If I have to exponentially increase the volume of cans I drag out to the curb every week, you’re… going to see me complain about this a lot more.

🛟 List of Guarded Beaches This Week

The Ocean City Beach Patrol guards beaches from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

From Saturday, June 8, 2024 through Friday, June 14, 2024, the following beaches will be guarded:

• Surf Road

• Atlantic

• St. Charles Place

• Brighton Place

• 8th Street

• 9th Street

• 10th Street

• 11th Street 

• 12th Street

• 26th Street

• 30th Street

• 34th Street

• 44th Street

• 58th Street

EMT Services will be available at 1st Street, 12th Street, 34th Street, and 58th Street stations.

🚴 City To Hold Bike Auction

The City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue, which intersects Bay Avenue near 23rd Street).

Details here.

📊 Poll

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Results from our poll asking what food items you seek out on on Memorial Day Weekend:

🌊 Tides

June 9, 2024

• Low Tide: 5:10 AM

• High Tide: 11:10 AM

• Low Tide: 5:05 PM

• High Tide: 11:18 PM

June 10, 2024

• Low Tide: 5:53 AM

• High Tide: 12:00 PM

• Low Tide: 5:50 PM

June 11, 2024

• High Tide: 12:05 AM

• Low Tide: 6:37 AM

• High Tide: 12:50 PM

• Low Tide: 6:38 PM

June 12, 2024

High Tide: 12:52 AM

• Low Tide: 7:23 AM

• High Tide: 1:39 PM

• Low Tide: 7:31 PM

June 13, 2024

• High Tide: 1:39 AM

• Low Tide: 8:13 AM

• High Tide: 2:26 PM

• Low Tide: 8:32 PM

June 14, 2024

 • High Tide: 2:26 AM

• Low Tide: 9:05 AM

• High Tide: 3:15 PM

• Low Tide: 9:32 PM

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