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Ocean City NJ Plans New Marina


Ocean City Council heard a presentation on a proposed public-private partnership to develop a marina on public land on Bay Avenue near Second Street (near Mile 80 NJIWW). Ocean City Marina, LLC, hopes to lease the public property to operate the marina. As one of the few undeveloped and publicly accessible properties on the bay side of Ocean City, the county bought the site as part of its open space program, and the city leases the land from the county for $1 per year and operates a marina there. But city officials say the site is underutilized as a marina and public recreation area. The proposal from the management company includes a floating pier with transient slips, a 60-foot ramp for disabled access, a launch area for kayaks and paddleboards, and an 8-by-38-foot floater for use as a public fishing pier. A restroom would be constructed on the upland portion of the property. Ocean City Marina, LLC, hopes to get approval by January 2013 and open the marina by Memorial Day 2013. Read Ocean City Patch article...