With construction well underway on Osborn Dunes at South Mantoloking’s initial duplex residence — launched last fall on the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy — Walters announced Thursday that it broke ground on five more buildings that will introduce 10 additional units.
Upon completion, the oceanside redevelopment will include 67 homes.
Formerly known as Camp Osborn, Osborn Dunes at South Mantoloking is located on a barrier island section of Brick Township, between Mantoloking and Normandy Beach; the community once consisted of single-family bungalows that were destroyed by the tidal surge and a fire following the historic storm.
“After more than a decade, we’re excited this development is hitting its stride, with visible progress,” Walters’ Austin Bocchicchio, sales manager, said. “Homeowners are very eager to rebuild and return to their community.”
For 10 years, the area remained vacant while Camp Osborn residents navigated permitting, regulations, legal struggles and redesigns. In 2020, the homeowners’ association and the town reached a settlement for a new development to be rebuilt by Barnegat-based Walters.
The community’s new homes — including 32 duplexes and three single units — each will offer 1,033 square feet of living space (double the square footage of usable living space as compared to their pre-Sandy predecessors). All but three homes are spoken for by prior Camp Osborn owners and recent purchasers.
Osborn Dunes at South Mantoloking homeowners can choose between two- and three-bedroom floorplans with street-level parking provided underneath each residence. Unit designs feature open floor plans, and standard amenities such as a GE kitchen package with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, stacked washers/dryers, Anderson windows and tiled bathroom floors and shower walls.
Walters anticipates delivery of the first Osborn Dunes at South Mantoloking duplex in August; one unit will serve as the community’s model home. Construction will be ongoing over the next two years, with the entire development expected to be completed in 2025.
“Walters has strong ties to the local community, which makes this project particularly gratifying,” Ed Walters Jr., founder and president, said. “Osborn Dunes at South Mantoloking is designed to meet FEMA’s flood guidelines, with each unit elevated above the floodplain, and constructed to withstand severe weather conditions and flooding.”