After receiving a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Community Affairs, Atlantic Cape Community College is creating a committee of stakeholders in the Inlet section of the city to decide how the neighborhood should be revitalized.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Planning grant will “bring together the neighborhood’s diverse communities of residents, civic leaders and businesses to communicate an inclusive vision for the Inlet,” according to a new page on Atlantic Cape’s website.
Also posted was a YouTube video with several local leaders urging the community to get involved and apply to join the Inlet Neighborhood Community Advisory Committee.
“We are looking for our residents to come and get involved,” said Libbie Wills, president of the First Ward Civic Association, “and let us know what it is that you want to see here in the Inlet and in the 1st Ward. You know we have a great neighborhood, we have a great neighborhood association, and we want you to get involved.”
The application can be found here. Residents have until June 30 to apply for the committee.
The college has had a steady presence in Atlantic City since 1966, and opened its Charles D. Worthington Campus in 1984. Thirty years later, the campus was expanded 20,000 square feet to create the Caesar’s Entertainment for Hospitality and Gaming Wing. For this latest endeavor, it’s teaming up with the City of Atlantic City, AC Housing Authority, AC Board of Education, Absecon Lighthouse, North Beach Homeowners Association, Boraie Development, AtlantiCare, Jewish Family Services, Volunteers of America, Stockton University, Boys & Girls Club, Police Athletic League, Rutala and Associates, and the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
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