Atlantic City Receives $50,000 Planning Grant to Aid in Redevelopment of Former Trump Plaza Site in Center City
(ATLANTIC CITY) – The City of Atlantic City was awarded a $50,000 planning grant this week through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)’s 21st Century Redevelopment Program. The redevelopment program provides communities with funds to redevelop or repurpose vacant or underutilized complexes that have a major impact on local economic conditions.
“The continued redevelopment of Atlantic City is a top priority for my Administration,” said Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “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 Plaza Hotel property was demolished in February of 2021 and leaves behind an empty, oceanfront lot in center city. The grant will allow the City to identify strategic uses for the property and create an overall redevelopment plan.
“The 21st Century Redevelopment Program will allow the City of Atlantic City to continue the movement to diversity the local economy,” said Barbara Woolley-Dillon, Director of the Atlantic City Department of Planning and Development. “This grant will help us create a comprehensive redevelopment plan to better position the City as a year-round destination for residents and visitors.”
The plan, authored by the City and CRDA, will work towards the creation of a development corridor connecting the Convention Center and a new retail development to Atlantic City’s world-renowned boardwalk and beaches. The Department of Planning and Development will serve as the administrator for this grant and drive the City’s vision for development and revitalization efforts.