A.C. Makeover in NJ's Plan

Big changes eyed for Atlantic City in state plan

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012  |  Updated 5:26 AM EDT
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A.C. Makeover in NJ's Plan

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Atlantic City's redevelopment is part of a state plan.

Atlantic City is getting another makeover, aimed at making it cleaner, safer and more appealing to visitors.

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is expected to approve a plan Wednesday afternoon to revive parts of the struggling seaside resort. The newly empowered agency is tasked with carrying out Gov. Chris Christie's plan to turn around the nation's second-largest gambling market.

Specifics will be revealed after the vote. But general themes include improving areas like the Atlantic and Pacific avenue commercial districts, increasing entertainment and recreational offerings, and making sure visitors feel safe in Atlantic City.

Christie wants to give the resort five years to improve before reconsidering whether to expand casino gambling to the Meadowlands and other areas of New Jersey.
 

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