University District

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Atlantic City’s City Council approved the designation of a University District surrounding the new Stockton University Atlantic City campus on July 18, 2018, stretching from the bay to the ocean in the Chelsea section of the coastal city.

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.

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 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.

Purpose of the University District:

  • The University District is intended to promote investment and development in academic and related uses within the boundaries of the District.
  • The University District will authorize additional permitted uses of the property within the District area. 
  • The University District will be identified with signs throughout the District area to promote the identity of the University District.
  • The University District will support the University’s role as an Anchor Institution in the City. 

The University District DOES NOT:

  • The University District does not eliminate any existing permitted uses of property within the District.
  • The University District does not designate the District area as a redevelopment area.
  • The University District does not designate the University as a redeveloper.
  • The University District does not mean the University has the authority to approve or disapprove individual projects or uses within the District.
  • The University District does not grant the University condemnation rights within the District area.

University District Map:

Attached is the map of the City that sets forth the boundaries of the University District, including the portions of the District that are within the jurisdiction of the City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

University District Map