Neptune Township Shark River Marina-Borough Hall
Four years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the municipal marina offices that sat on the waterside of the Shark River, a new facility was erected across the street was dedicated in April 2016. Located in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune Township, the new Municipal Marina provides services for boaters and the public, including two garages large enough for boat repairs and water rescue equipment. The new design also incorporates several green elements, such as solar panels to generate energy.
The storm destroyed the storefront window system and the garage bay doors of the former marina facility, allowing floodwaters to penetrate the interior of the building and destroy all of the interior finishes. The Township determined that the partially collapsed building was dangerous to the safety of the public and it was demolished shortly after the event.
FEMA provided $2.3 million in funding to support the replacement of the building with an improved project that replaced the function of multiple damaged structures within the new 7,779 sf facility.
To help protect assets from future flooding and allow the building to be used as a Disaster Assistance Center during emergencies, the building has been raised above the required flood elevation and backup power generation has been installed to allow for continuous communications in the event of an emergency.
Neptune Township’s Shark River Municipal Marina Building and Facilities was dedicated on April 27, 2016 and officially opened to the public May 1, 2016.