ATLANTIC CITY — The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Tuesday, Nov. 21 awarded a $10.2 million contract to Network Construction of Pleasantville to perform a full scale renovation of the lobby at Historic Boardwalk Hall, including a replacement of the escalator, major infrastructure repairs and re-imagined event space.

The project is being funded by proceeds of Luxury Tax Revenue Bonds Series 2014, which are specifically designated for capital maintenance projects at Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“Historic Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are world-class venues,” CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard said. “These much needed renovations will refresh and activate unused areas of the lobby, provide a home for and showcase the extraordinary history of this destination city and make the space more inviting for artists, residents and the public to visit.”

In other actions, the CRDA adopted new land use regulations for the Atlantic City Tourism District that will streamline zoning, encourage development stimulate investment, Chairman Robert Mulcahy said.

Additionally, the board gave preliminary approval to release funds previously deposited with CRDA by the former owners of Trump Plaza for a demolition project, which would remove the former main tower of Trump Plaza and the connecting bridge to Boardwalk Hall to make way for future development on that site. The CRDA will scheduled a public hearing to determine whether to release these funds back to the Plaza for this purpose.

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