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Looking south from the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Heather Way, on a foggy late December morning, the northern border of the proposed changes to the streetscape in the Wildwood Crest business district.

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WILDWOOD CREST - Wildwood Crest is planning a major overhaul of the New Jersey Avenue business district between Heather and Wisteria roads. 

The plans, unveiled at a stakeholder and public interest meeting at the firehouse Dec. 11, include several changes to the streetscape and improvements designed to stimulate reinvestment. 

The project plans, available on the borough’s website, include planted islands designed to calm traffic flow, bike lanes, patterned paver sidewalks, decorative lights, benches, beach-themed bike racks, and table seating, as well as other improvements. 

According to Borough Administrator Constance Mahon, the meeting at the firehouse was well attended. Feedback from the event is being considered. 

Mahon said another stakeholder and public interest meeting will be held in the spring to update the project’s status.

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed overhaul of New Jersey Avenue in the Wildwood Crest business district. The borough hopes that the improvements will help stimulate investment in the area.

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