That would be great also, but remember, CheeseCake Factory etc are chains that people can find everywhere , what AC needs is a real neighborhood with it'sown distinctive clubs, restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops.
Last edited by Fabrizio; September 5th, 2007 at 06:25 PM.
^yes, the boardwalk would be absolutely beautiful if it all looked like that...
The only way that will happen is if the casinos refacade thier boarwalk frontage to make it look more "City/resortlike" and add the outside cafes and foliage.
Actually, this is already starting with the boardwalk refacading program that applies this "village" style to the bwalk.
I got a big Ahhhhhh out of that South Beach photo too. Nice stuff.
In this week's issue of Atlantic City Weekly in Pinky's Corner, the possibility of a CityCenter east arises again. As Stated in the article, there should be a definitive answer if AC will get it.
Also, it says that atop the new Harrahs tower, which will be the tallest in the city, will house a new restaurant which just happens to be the swank central park eatery, tavern on the green.
Scroll down to the bottom of the article, and you will find what I stated above in a more "formal" column format.
giselehaslice, we must read the same rags! I was anxious to post Pinky's observations and the following article from The Press. Looks like you beat me on at least one of them! Pinky's corner is great.
CRDA seeks consultant for Bader Field study
By MAYA RAO Staff Writer, (609) 272-7221
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2007
ATLANTIC CITY - The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority said Wednesday that it is requesting proposals for the selection of a consultant to study financial development alternatives for Bader Field.
Since Atlantic City closed the historic airport there last fall, the fate of the nearly 150-acre site along Albany Avenue has prompted discussion among city, casino and state officials on how it can best be used at a time when the city is seeing rapid growth.
In June, CRDA Executive Director Tom Carver told the Senate Tourism and Gaming Committee that the state agency envisioned more casinos there eventually - a viewpoint that has put him at odds with some gaming interests.
Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., which is planning to develop a $1.5 billion casino in place of the former Sands Casino Hotel, has previously said that it would walk away from those plans if Bader Field is rezoned for casino development. Harrah's Entertainment Inc., which owns four of the city's 11 casinos, has also expressed opposition to further casino development there.
In a statement, Carver said a state-city task force would carry out the CRDA's assessment of the best use for Bader Field - one that would bring the greatest financial returns for Atlantic City. The task force includes the CRDA, the city and the State Office of Economic Growth.
The task force said in a statement that it was committed to ensuring that no new major facility, such as a casino, will be allowed to start construction there until all permits have been issued and all funding is in place for the necessary roadway connections between the city and Bader Field. "Without necessary roadway connections and until other transportation-related issues are dealt with, development on Bader Field will not be possible," the statement said.
City Center East in AC is a def possibility
Atlantic City looking really, really strong.
NJ TRANSIT TO CREATE BUS AND RAIL INTERCONNECTIVITY AT A.C. RAIL TERMINAL
Convenient connection at the terminal for coastal bus line
August 27, 2007
Contact: Joe Dee (973) 491-7078
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will launch intermodal service at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal on September 1, 2007 to better serve customers whose trips include bus and rail components and to provide convenient bus service to the Atlantic City Convention Center, located at the rail terminal.
The No. 552 bus, which provides service to popular coastal destinations including Wildwood and Cape May, will originate and conclude trips at the rail terminal instead of at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal, which is located three blocks away. All trips will continue to serve the bus terminal.
“We expect our customers will appreciate this route extension, especially during inclement weather,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to create intermodal connections that maximize the value of our services and enhance customer convenience.”
Upon arrival at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, rail customers will be able to step aboard a No. 552 cruiser-style bus to their shore destination. The 552 also serves the Crest Haven County Complex in Middle Township, Cape May Court House, the Lions Senior Center in Wildwood, Rio Grande, Villas and Cape May.
Coastal residents will benefit from a direct bus connection to events at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The 552 also serves the Ocean View Park & Ride, located along the Garden State Parkway. The facility offers residents the convenience of parking there and completing their trip to Atlantic City with a comfortable, hassle-free ride aboard the bus.
I wonder when Atlantic City will have a building something like the proposed building thats 1555 feet tall in Las Vegas. It deverves that from all that development thats going on.
Last edited by JCexpert558; September 6th, 2007 at 06:03 PM.
Also its hard to believe that the population of Atlantic city is like 50,000. But I bet by 2010, it will be at least 150,000.
I hope it looks better than Newarks skyline because the the skyine looks dull like it does not look like theres alot of activity going on
speaking of skylines, in this webcam I found, you can constantly check construction of the new water club @ borgata, and the new harrahs tower. When the new citycenter starts construction, you will also be able to see the whole thing from this continually updated camera.
Heres the Link:
Its pretty cool, considering you can see the skyline plus the windmill turbines.