EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Decades-old Lakewood Airport terminal building torn down

The decades-old Lakewood Airport terminal building was demolished today.

Township Economic Development and Airport Director Steven Reinman tells TLS the building was in very poor condition, hence the decision to replace the building with a new one.

Reinman says there are also other development plans for the airport, which are expected to be announced in the coming months.

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  1. who did the old terminal bother that we needed to rip it down? who is paying for this?? as lakewooders keep screaming about all the traffic and irresponsible building going on around town, im glad such an important thing like rebuilding the terminal is of greater importance.

  2. Grow up peoples

    Sitting around griping and commenting

    He said developments … as in new initiatives for the airport. That doesn’t mean townhouses are coming to the airport

    He also said the building hasn’t been used in a few months… not that it’s being built on the backs of taxpayers

    • Sorry to say, but there has been discussion of building houses on the land near the airport to make money for the airport.

      Time will tell.

      • I recall when I worked at Linden Airport in the 1980’s, the deed restriction was lifted by the Feds that required the property to be maintained as an airport. The municipality cited the airport as a danger because a Cessna might bounce off a tank at the Exxon tank farm (news flash, tank wins that battle every time). So what is Linden airport like know? The hangar building gone, one runway still in use, and a major shopping center on the remainder of the site. So much for the airport as it previously existed (primarily open space), being a “hazard” to the community.

  3. It’s time we got a new airport. It’s also time our not-so-small-anymore town gets an airport that can handle private jets. It’s silly we should have to shlep to Belmar to get a jet.

    • I agree. Of my three private jets, only one is at Belmar. The other two are at an exclusive hangar in upstate NJ and the schlep is quite tedious. Oh how I wish they can accommodate my private fleet. Truth is I would love to build by own hangar and store some of my classic vintage automobiles as well.

  4. Thank you, Steve for posting this video. It’s reassuring to see that you are on top things and taking proactive measures to maintain and improve our infrastructure. I know the competency and experience you bring our town government, and we are fortunate to have you watching out for us.

  5. Can i suggest that the new structure include an observation deck to make it more of an attraction for a family outing? The kids love watching the planes take off and land from such a close up view. Thanks!

  6. every time we pass my kids call out “bara cuda was there! berel! its so funny…oh well, im sure there will be more memories in the next building . thanks for all your hard work!

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