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Stockton Welcomes University District Designation to Promote Development

Atlantic City’s City Council on July 18 approved the designation of a new University District surrounding the new Stockton University Atlantic City campus.

The designation supports Stockton’s role as a state-designated Anchor Institution in the city. It is intended to promote investment and development in academic and related uses within the boundaries of the district.

The new University District extends from Sovereign Avenue to Dover Avenue, and from the Boardwalk to the Inside Thoroughfare. It also crosses over the Albany Avenue Bridge to include and area between Albany Avenue and Trenton Avenue to West End Avenue, and almost 50 acres within Bader Field. The area connects the Tourism District and the Bader Field District.

Stockton is in the process of developing signage that will help identify the district. The university will also participate in promoting the district for private investment.

“The designation recognizes Stockton’s impact on Atlantic City and the surrounding region,” said Brian Jackson, chief operating office for Atlantic City.  “As an Anchor Institution we look forward to helping attract and expand the social, economic and cultural features that will support Stockton and the entire community.”

The new $178.3 million campus, including a beachfront residential building for 533 students, a parking garage and an Academic Center. It will open for classes Sept. 5.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 20 on the Boardwalk.

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