Corson-Sea Isle-Swainton Rebuild

Project details

  • Project Name: Corson-Sea Isle-Swainton Rebuild
  • Project Client: Atlantic City Electric
  • Project Location: Cape May, New Jersey

On behalf of Atlantic City Electric, A.D. Marble conducted a Phase IA archaeological survey and historic structures surveys associated with a transmission line rebuild along a 4-mile corridor. The Phase IA survey noted the presence of several previously recorded prehistoric sites within 2 miles of the corridor and recommended a Phase IB survey. The Phase IB archaeological survey was conducted at archaeologically sensitive locations throughout the corridor. Due to the presence of a historic cemetery at one location, a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey was also conducted. The initial historic structures reconnaissance survey identified 89 historic resources that were constructed in or before 1967. Four of the resources were previously listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; 32 newly identified properties were recommended potentially eligible. Based on New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (NJ HPO) guidelines, intensive level surveys were completed for five of the properties that were likely eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and that would likely be impacted by the project. An effects assessment was also completed for the National Register of Historic Places-listed and eligible properties along the corridor. Lastly, A.D. Marble created renderings to demonstrate the visual effects of the new pole locations.