Restore the Shore: Exploring Seaside Heights at Multiple Scales
A year after Hurricane Sandy, the community of Seaside Heights, New Jersey gathered to rethink and create a new vision for their boardwalk experience. The workshop focused on two distinct scales of the community. The first addressed master planning concerns across the entire barrier island and participants were engaged to think broadly through community identity and mapping activities. The second focused on specific ideas for the proposed community events center and boardwalk improvements. The evening was filled with exciting discussions and idea-provoking questions. Thank you to ARUP Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology's Center for Resilient Design, the New Jersey Planning Association, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, Kelly Bickers, Elyse Agnello, and a special thank you to our design team, Gensler Morristown office! Look below for the full charette report.
In the closing days of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy carved a path through the Caribbean before moving up the Atlantic and turning inland at New Jersey, striking many coastal towns. The storm moved north and created a storm surge that devastated the New York/New Jersey Metro area. The event caused major damage and loss of life.