Last week, we learned that Seaside Heights was expecting the building that will house the borough’s historic carousel will be completed this year, while the carousel itself will take another season to restore.
An interesting part of the discussion is the very, very unique nature of the building that is currently under construction to house the carousel.
The building will stand on what was a vacant lot that spans the entire block between Carteret and Sampson avenues on the boardwalk, save some space that could be used for a future expansion. The project will be undertaken by construction firm Epic Management, which is also responsible for building the $75 million RWJBarnabas Athletic Health Performance Center in Piscataway and the School of Communication building at Montclair State University.
New Jersey’s Green Acres fund has provided $750,000 in grant funding toward the project. The borough approved bond funding for the construction of the building, which will also include a museum and community meeting space, earlier this year. Epic was selected as the lowest qualified bidder on the project after nine bids were received.