Taking the next step in the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s (CRDA) efforts to spur economic development in the Atlantic City Tourism District, the CRDA Board earlier this week authorized the submission of new proposed land use rules for the District to the Office of Administrative Law, requesting publication in the New Jersey Register in September. These land use rules build upon Board action adopting a revised Tourism District Master Plan in April.
“The Board remains committed to making the Tourism District a place where residents and business owners can thrive. These new land use rules streamline zoning, help eliminate red tape, encourage proper development in the appropriate districts of the City and stimulate investment in commercial, entertainment, housing and mixed use properties,” said CRDA Board Chairman Robert Mulcahy.
After publication of the draft rules in the New Jersey Register, CRDA will hold two public hearings to provide all members of the public an opportunity to hear a presentation from staff and share comments. The hearings are scheduled for October 4 at 10:00am and October 10 at 6:00pm, both to be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.