Plans for a family entertainment center and non-casino hotel at the site of the former Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City have received approval from the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
The authority approved a redevelopment plan—granting zoning approval for the project within the city’s tourism district.
Plans call for the former casino to be converted into a family-focused entertainment complex with an 81,000 square-foot waterpark and about 800 hotel rooms.
“This is really the first purposeful re-creation of a casino site into a non-casino attraction,” said board Vice Chairman Robert Mulcahy III.
Developer Devon, Pa.-based Endeavor Property Group says the $150 million to $165 million project could be completed in the winter of 2016-17.
The authority also approved a redevelopment plan for a separate project on a 14-acre site at the foot of Albany Avenue.
The “Gateway,” is the first project by AC Devco, the recently-formed CRDA-funded nonprofit aimed at accelerating development in Atlantic City. Plan calls for “corporate offices and potential academic use” of the land, which includes the site of the former Atlantic City High School.