A scenic beach view is always priceless. And Bally’s want to offer these to their clients in the latest plans. The company intends on redeveloping its Ocean Casino and Atlantic City resorts to offer additional options to its customers. This will also attract more attention to both properties. Reports claim representatives from the city are behind the idea.
The Atlantic City Council received plans for the intended redevelopment of Bally’s AC and Ocean Casino resorts. This is according to The Press of Atlantic City. The company aims to offer its customers new options by the beach.
One of the features included in the plans is the inclusion of permanent entertainment amenities. The other is the erection of seasonal beach bars by the beach. Local officials are said to have already greenlighted the plans. This gives the company an opportunity to review other pending redevelopment agreements.
The recent approval comes less than a month after the Council approved another redevelopment by Ocean received a nod. Ocean submitted the plans to give the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority a chance to scrutinize the casino’s request.
The redevelopment is set to bring plenty of positives than negatives. This is according to Kaleem Shabazz who is an AC Councilman. Shabazz acknowledged the negative aspects this idea would have.
But they went on to encourage the idea, saying the casinos invested heavily in the city. The Councilman also acknowledged the numerous job opportunities both casinos have created. This they said qualifies for encouragement to continue their redevelopment.
The recent approvals will see Bally’s erect entertainment and beach bar venues. These amenities will be between Indiana and Arkansas Avenues. This is according to a report by TPAC.
Ocean Casino is also set to include the same facilities between New Jersey and Rhode Island Avenues. Its second request will see a development erected at Atlantic and Ocean Beach Boulevard.
But ‘spectators’ are yet to become privy to the casinos’ design or even the scope of the projects. Even so, it’s public knowledge about the early approvals. More details about the project including the timeframe will be available soon.
But the casinos have several pending approvals before the redevelopments can break ground. The COVID-19 pandemic is a key factor in terms of pending approvals. A meeting by the AC Planning Board early in the month aimed at discussing the casinos’ redevelopment projects.
But the board had to postpone the discussions. The pending approvals include one from New Jersey. Officials from the state must approve permits and beach leases affecting the Coastal Area Facility Review Act.
The recent idea by Bally’s to redevelop AC and Ocean Casino comes a year after Caesars Entertainment Inc. committed to spending $400 million. The investment will affect its Atlantic City establishments for 36 months since last year.
Caesars’ proposal included a $150 million investment in hotel renovations, entertainment, and food offerings, as well as gaming upgrades. The company said the capital investments also aimed at breathing new life into Boardwalk’s long-standing casinos. They could also become an accelerator for the industry’s recovery post coronavirus.