Bader Field at center of Atlantic City Tourism District contention

    As talks and plans move ahead for Atlantic City’s state-run tourism district, Bader Field remains a thorn in everyone’s side.

    The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority says the former municipal airport should be part of the district. Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford disagrees.

    Paul Weiss, chief counsel for the CRDA, says the 142-acre site will host a summer music festival this year, qualifying it as a tourist destination, the Press of Atlantic City reports. Langford, meanwhile, requested proposals for the development of the site without telling the CRDA.

     

    The beach and Boardwalk are the crux of the tourism district.

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