Ventnor Group Plans Water Park at Atlantic Club, Creating 3000 Jobs
The on again, off again plan to make the shuttered Atlantic Club Casino a water park is back on again, this time with a local development group.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that R&R Development Group, LLC, based in Ventnor, plans to buy the property and turn it in to a water park and family entertainment complex.
Ronald A.Young, managing partner with the group says the new project, called “Dolphin Village at Atlantic Club,” would include 300 rooms, restaurants and year-round family activities, and would generate more than 3,000 jobs. The company's timetable is to have the hotel rooms open by this fall, with the water park opening in one to two years.
“Where can a high-roller send his kids?” Young said. “This complements every casino in the city.”
TJM Properties Inc., of Clearwater, Florida has owned the Atlantic Club since 2014. TJM had no response Monday to claims of a sale of the defunct casino, which closed in January 2014.
On philly.com, reporter Amy Rosenberg points out this is not the first time R&R Development has announced big plans for a revitalization project in Atlantic City. In 2015, R&R Development Group, proposed building a monorail-linked tourist attraction at Bader Field. That monorail plan fell through.
Let's hope for better success for this re-working of a water park at the Atlantic Club.