Casino Reinvestment Development Authority backs Atlantic City green zone plan for cannabis businesses

Casino Reinvestment Development Authority backs Atlantic City green zone plan for cannabis businesses

Article brief provided by The Press of Atlantic City
  • Bill Barlow, The Press of Atlantic City
September 22, 2022 10:53 PM
Updated: September 27, 2022 9:35 AM
  • Bill Barlow, The Press of Atlantic City
  • New Jersey
  • Commercial Casinos

The Board of Directors of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday supported a plan to create a cannabis-friendly Green Zone Redevelopment Plan in the city, despite a request from a casino industry representative for a delay.

The zoning amendment is set for a public hearing and final vote by City Council at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 1301 Bacharach Blvd.

The proposal would make all classes of state-licensed cannabis businesses a permitted use within the zone, which would run from Boston to Maryland avenues along both sides of Atlantic and Pacific avenues. It also includes the Orange Loop district running from Pacific Avenue to just shy of the Boardwalk between New York and Tennessee avenues.