Audio & Notes from CRDA’s Palmieri Interview on WOND Radio

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The Gateway

LISTEN TO AUDIO> CRDA Chief; John Palmieri, spoke with 1400 WOND Radio & David Spatz on Tuesday, JULY 21. Plenty of great information was shared and discussed. Newsman Spatz proves once again: he can get the big interviews.

Listen: PILOT Program Update & CRDA Background

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The Chelsea section of Atlantic City is ready for a major face lift. The CRDA; Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, gave zoning-related approvals for development at and around the former Atlantic Club. We’re now one step closer to seeing the former Hilton/Atlantic Club casino be converted into an entertainment / waterpark complex with 800 hotel rooms. Endeavor Properties LLC needed land use permits…..and they got em’. One of the last steps is for Endeavor to put together & formalize a financial plan that passes muster with the CRDA.

Listen: Gateway Project w/ Stockton & South Jersey Gas. AC DEVCO

The Gateway Project, a redevelopment plan for 14 acres surrounding the Albany Avenue area, also got a CRDA green light to move forward this week.

The “Gateway” is the inaugural project of AC Devco, the nonprofit that’s charged with boosting local development. The plan calls for SJ Industries/Gas to set up corporate offices there, a 2,000 space parking lot, and the site of the former Atlantic City High School could soon be home to the new Island Campus of Stockton College. Groundbreaking as early as NOV 2015.

VIDEO > Learn how Devco re-built the once struggling town of New Brunswick, NJ.


  • Owners of beachfront property along Albany Ave ( a New York Based REIT; Real Estate Investment Trust ) is working with Chris Paladino & AC Devco.
  • Look for a new parking lot behind Boardwalk Hall. An acre & half between Atlantic & Pacific. Space for 90 cars in next few weeks, then a few hundred more sometime after that. Just $5-10 bucks to park.
  • Surface lots have recently opened adjacent to Atlantic Club
  • Global Spectrum…now called Spectra……runs the CRDA owned Boardwalk Hall…….will help tap & manage additonal parking underneath Boardwalk Hall
  • Bruce E Toll (BET) almost done building 16,000 ft of retail space on spec…next to Boardwalk Hall.