Construction work began earlier this week along a stretch of once developed land in Seaside Park that was destroyed in a raging inferno more than three years ago.
The Sept. 2013 fire consumed a stretch of boardwalk between northern Seaside Park and southern Seaside Heights, ultimately destroying 68 buildings and a pier that was substantially damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The boardwalk connecting the two Ocean County municipalities was rebuilt in time for Independence Day in 2014.
But with the exception of two buildings in Seaside Park that survived the fire, the area has reminded devoid of structures.
Now, just before the new year, construction work has started in between the rebuilt boardwalk and Ocean Avenue just north of the two surviving buildings.
In the above image supplied by local photographer Kevin Michelson, in a portion of that area, concrete footings with rebar extend from the street to the boardwalk.
Rumors abound about what will be built. A phone call to the Seaside Park Business Administrator’s office seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Read more about boardwalk and amusement activity in the Seasides at JSHN. The author of this blog, Justin Auciello, is JSHN’s publisher.