“The activities on the pier are intended to help reverse the decline in visitation to Atlantic City in general and Resorts in particular,” states the application. “In earlier permit applications Resorts documented traffic generation and parking adequacy based upon high levels of hotel occupancy and visitation to the property. Those levels are not currently being attained, and it is the intention of this project to return Resorts to the occupancy and visitation levels previously analyzed.”

Casino officials have been discussing their potential plans for the site with Jimmy Buffett, who owns the Margaritaville properties, as well as other developers.

The casino’s permit application is on file and a 30-day comment period will begin July 3.

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