Boardwalk Visioning Phase II: The Boardwalk as a Destination

Phase II Update:

At public meetings in August 2014, residents broke into groups to discuss their ideas of adding amenities to the boardwalk and shared them with all of the attendees. Many suggested adding shaded areas with seating and tables for games, like checkers and chess, as well as artwork along the boardwalk. Many said they wanted bike rentals to return to the area, and to have permanent food concessions, bathrooms and showers again.

Some residents envisioned a pier with restaurants, solar panel charging stations, and an amphitheater. One group suggested holding a budget-conscious design competition to use local talent to figure out how to build these new structures at a responsible cost. Residents also wanted to make sure local businesses would be involved in all of these new efforts, not alienated by new businesses coming in. You can view the public report below.

Past Efforts

Sustainable Long Island has been working closely with Long Beach, since November of 2012, to coordinate the recovery and revitalization efforts throughout the City.

On behalf of the City of Long Beach, Sustainable Long Island facilitated four boardwalk redevelopment focus group meetings in February of 2013; gathering community input on how to rebuild the iconic structure that was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

Roughly 250 residents and business owners participated in the focus group meetings and more than 2,350 people completed an online survey about the reconstruction of the Long Beach boardwalk in recent weeks, all of which culminated at a community-wide public meeting at City Hall. You can view videos from the public meeting and the Long Beach Listens focus group PowerPoint presentation here.