Atlantic City receives grant to redevelop ex-Trump casino site

The Atlantic City casino closed in 2014.
The Atlantic City casino closed in 2014.

The $50,000 state grant will allow the city to evaluate strategic uses for the site.

US.- Atlantic City is to receive a $50,000 state grant to help determine the best use for the former Trump Plaza casino.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s 21st Century Redevelopment Program is giving a planning grant to help the city devise a redevelopment plan for the now vacant site in the centre of the city’s boardwalk. The casino, which was owned by former president Donald Trump, closed in 2014 and was imploded early this year.

The grant will allow Atlantic City to evaluate strategic uses for the land and create an overall redevelopment plan.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. said: “We look forward to working with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on plans for the undeveloped property on Mississippi Avenue that was once the site of the Trump Plaza Hotel.

“The 21st Century Redevelopment Program will allow the city of Atlantic City to continue the movement to diversify the local economy.

“This grant will help us create a comprehensive redevelopment plan to better position the city as a year-round destination for residents and visitors.”

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