ATLANTIC CITY — The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has completed the parking garage project located on Fairmount Avenue between Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue in A.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the garage is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at 1:30pm, at which time a new name for the building will also be unveiled.
At a cost of $30 million, the five-story building has six levels of parking with 1,180 parking spaces, and covers 411,690 square feet including 16,170 square feet of retail space. The garage is conveniently located in the city’s Midtown District. It is visible and easily accessed from the Atlantic City Expressway and is convenient to a variety of the city’s main attractions including Boardwalk Hall, Tanger Outlets – The Walk, the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Ducktown neighborhood.
The garage will serve as the centerpiece to the development of the future Arts & Entertainment District. The building was designed to be the first and last impression that visitors experience as they travel to and from Atlantic City through this center corridor.
The project was started in late 2010 by general contractor L. Feriozzi of Ventnor. It has created 170 new jobs and includes energy efficient lighting throughout, six electric vehicle charging stations, and a 54,000 square-foot rooftop solar array consisting of 1,677 solar panels.
“This state-of-the-art garage and retail space will provide efficient parking resources to the surrounding businesses in the Tourism District,” says CRDA executive director John Palmieri in a media release. “The inclusion of art and retail space at street level creates a pedestrian friendly and safe environment for visitors and residents alike.”
The new garage will be managed and operated by Standard Parking, a leading national provider of parking facility management. A partnership with South Jersey Transportation Authority allows for the acceptance of the E-Z Pass Plus in the new garage.