Since the state takeover in 2016, residents of Atlantic City have been told that better days are coming. Now, a growing chorus of officials and business interests say they see genuine signs that the tide may be turning in the remaking of the city.
“You look at places like Long Branch or Asbury Park that have been so successful redeveloping their urban communities along the beachfront; Atlantic City is the next one to go,” said Matt Doherty, who runs the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, which is overseeing redevelopment projects across the city.
One potential project is dubbed the Orange Loop — so named for the Atlantic City properties in
the Monopoly game — which envisions a hip community catering to millennials. The prospective developers say they plan to seek approvals as soon as the end of this year.
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