Public meetings to be held prior to boardwalk rebuild

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The concrete stanchions will be all that is left once the removal of the extensively damaged 2.2-mile boardwalk is completed. Schnirman and other officials had said that it was the city’s hope to have some sections of the boardwalk rebuilt in time for the summer season, a project that’s expected to cost approximately $25 million. But Schnirman emphasized on Wednesday that it was too early to say when the structure will be rebuilt.

“We’re moving aggressively through our 10-step plan, and as we get the public input, and as decisions get made regarding materials, that will give us a sense of how long it will take to get completed,” he said. “We’re looking to get this done as quickly as we can, but we don’t have a timeline as of yet. We have a plan, but we don’t have an estimated completion date.”

 

The meetings will be held on the second floor of the Magnolia Senior Community Center, 650 Magnolia Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

• Feb. 6: Focusing on residents living between the east side of Grand Boulevard and the west side of Long Beach Road.
• Feb: 11: Focusing on residents living between Nevada Boulevard and the west side of Grand Boulevard.
• Feb. 13: Focusing on residents living between Maple Boulevard the east side of Long Beach Boulevard.
• Feb: 20: From 6 to 8 p.m., a city-wide focus group meeting will take place on the 6th floor of City Hall, with a presentation of the findings from online surveys and all previous focus groups.

For more information, or to participate in the online survey, visit www.longbeachny.org

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