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CRDA Board Seeks Public Comment on Draft Amended Tourism District Master Plan
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Monday, February 27, 2017) – At a meeting last Tuesday, the Board of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) approved the release of a draft Amended Tourism District Master Plan for public and stakeholder comment.
CRDA staff will host two public hearings about the Plan from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 13 and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 29 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, where free parking will be available for all attendees. The public is invited to attend these sessions to hear a presentation about the proposed amendments to the Tourism District Master Plan and to offer comment.
The proposed plan aims to facilitate development within the Tourism District by encouraging complementary land uses and stimulating investment in non-gaming and related projects. The Authority worked with seasoned land use professionals and the City to design these amendments. The Amended Tourism District Master Plan may be found here<http://www.njcrda.com/ac-tourism-district/master-plan/>.
“We are looking forward to hearing the public’s opinions and suggestions regarding this Amendment and welcome all feedback as we begin this process,” said CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard.
In addition to the public hearings, the CRDA will accept comments from the public in writing through Monday, April 10, 2017. Comments should be addressed to Mr. Lance Landgraf, Director of Planning by mail at 15 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The CRDA will carefully review all comments and consider adoption of the Amended Tourism District Master Plan at its public meeting on April 18, 2017.
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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.
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