I would add the bayfront to the boardwalk, the roads and renovate City Hall to fix.
I don't want the bayfront to become disney land, but a nice small marina with a promenade that goes under the bridge to the tennis courts would be nice.
I do agree that I don't want Long Beach to become tourist central, but development is gonna happen and I just want it to be smart development. It looks like the city is really looking into the major issues with have like parking.
I am still not sure if I am in favor of the superblock. I don't want our boardwalk to look like the one in Atlantic City, but something has to be done with that land, or they should let nature take over and have it turn into a dune sea which would be nice as well.
I know nothing of any of the proposed plans for the bay side of the city.
I would also be in favor of a nice marina if the placement was right. I think the reconstruction that was done thus far was done very nicely, but I'll confess to marina-envy every time I pass by Point Lookout, or when I reflect back on my time spent in Fire Island.
Again, it would need to be done right.
Re: Boardwalk - once the doors are open wide to welcome outside developers, anything can happen. Just take a look at what Trump has done in New Rochelle, and at the pricing of the new Condos being built. It's only a matter of time before bigger and bigger money is drawn in here and then begins the demise.
A nice park would be great. It's probably never going to happen. Money speaks louder than anything else - particularly during current times.