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Press Room » Borough receives $650,000 Grant

04/09/2014 at 05:00 PM

Mayor Matthew J. Doherty today announced that the Borough of Belmar was awarded a $650,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to make streetscape improvements on Main Street between 10th Avenue and 5th Avenue.

“These improvements to Belmar’s Main Street enhance the appeal of our downtown and will attract more customers to our restaurants, retail shops, and other businesses in the area. This award assists Belmar’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy and will support Belmar’s continued growth as a tourist destination for the metropolitan area and beyond.” Said Mayor Doherty. “I extend our gratitude to Michelle Brown and the NJEDA team for this grant award.”

The street-scape project is a continuation of the improvements previously completed on Main Street between 16th Avenue and 10th Avenue. The project includes updated and energy efficient street lighting and sidewalk improvements to make a more walkable downtown. The newly awarded project will have a positive impact on both aesthetics and safety.


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