Will Atlantic City Council let private management take over and improve Historic Gardner’s Basin? We think so, as AC looks to find professionals to profitably run our unique assets.
Council may soon request bids for maintenance and operation of Historic Gardner’s Basin, 22 acres of scenic waterfront that features the AC Aquarium, Back Bay Ale House, Gilchrist, and a host of other insanely awesome attractions like fishing, boating, retail shops and para-sailing.
Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz was the sponsor of this smart, Historic Gardner’s Basin resolution.
To date, Gardner’s Basin has been meekly managed by the nonprofit entity known as the Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation. The city funds Historic Gardner’s Basin with about $200,000 a year. ‘That may soon have to stop’, says Shabazz.
FYI: This back-bay land can’t be sold or leased. Green Acres rules and regulations prohibit that. While we’re at it, why not get some professionals to ‘manage and run’ the Boardwalk, beaches, Garden Pier and volleyball court…..for maximum profit, enjoyment and taxpayer benefit?