VENTNOR – The city will host a ribbon cutting of its new Pier House 6 p.m. Friday, June 26. The Pier House is located at Cambridge Avenue and the boardwalk. Following the ribbon cutting, the pier will be open to the public until 8 p.m.
Weatherby Construction was awarded a contract in February to demolish the existing restroom and small pier office and construct a new, wood-framed 768-square-foot restroom/office building. Construction started in early March and was substantially completed this month. The facility includes separate women’s and men’s restrooms, a family restroom and the Pier Master’s office.
The facility will provide needed convenience for residents and visitors, Commissioner of Public Works Lance Landgraf said in a release.
“The building will no longer be just the bathroom at the pier,” Landgraf said. “The Pier House is a facility that we can be proud of today and long into the future.”
The design team included Mark Petrella of SOSH Architects, builder Weatherby Construction, city engineer Ed Stinson and Commissioner Tim Kriebel. They worked to fine tune the structure to fit the image of Ventnor City, Landgraf said.
Because construction delayed the spring opening of the pier, the annual $175 membership fee will be pro-rated. The 2020 fishing fee for adults is reduced to $150; seniors and vets, $125; youths, ages 10-17, $50; and spectators, $40.
At 1,000 feet long, the Ventnor City fishing pier is the longest fishing pier along the Jersey coast and an ideal spot for anglers to cast their lines.
For more information about the Fishing Pier, see www.ventnorcity.org