On Saturday, October 29, 2016 Belmar will commemorate the fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at 2:00pm at the Taylor Pavilion, presently in construction. All are invited to attend this commemorative moment to honor Belmar’s spirit, strength and endurance in recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Belmar Mayor & Council will be providing tours of Taylor Pavilion so that residents and visitors alike can get a preview of the Pavilion’s progress. Construction is proceeding well and the project in on course to be completed by the end of 2016. The John Luckenbill Pops Band has volunteered to play for the occasion and free light refreshments will be provided by Brandl.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
5th Avenue & Boardwalk
Belmar, NJ 07719
The Taylor Pavilion at 5th Avenue will house the same functions as the prior design with beachfront operations, general event space and one concession. The Rowland Public Safety Pavilion at 10th Avenue will house lifeguard headquarters, police and first aid sub stations and one concession.
Belmar bid the two buildings together and opened construction bids in December 2015. In January 2016 Belmar Mayor & Council awarded a $5.45 Million dollar contract for both buildings to Epic Construction of Piscataway, NJ.
The pavilions were designed by Sonnenfeld Troccia of Holmdel, NJ and engineered by Maser Consulting of Red Bank, NJ. Both buildings are constructed to V-Zone construction standards utilizing concrete filled steel piles and at an elevation of BFE +3 (approximately 5 feet above the existing boardwalk). Both buildings are fully ADA accessible and will be built to current codes and standards.
Belmar’s boardwalk was the first major infrastructure project to commence at the Jersey shore in response to Superstorm Sandy, reaching completion by Memorial Day 2013.