Latest Plans for Bader Field in Atlantic City

Bader Field plans for luxury cars and living community

Bader Field juts like an arrowhead out into the Great Thorofare in Atlantic City, one of its decommissioned runways aimed at Ducktown and Bally’s on the boardwalk, the other at MGM Tower past the Expressway.

It was the stage for American aviation pioneering as early as 1910. The property housed a municipal airport beginning in 1919. Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis there in 1927.

But by 1978 the commercial liners had vacated, by 2006 the airstrips were shut down, and in 2016 the 143-acre parcel was put up for sale by the city. Then-Penn National Gaming attempted to buy it in 2008. Used occasionally for fairs or concerts, it’s continued as a backdrop of dreams and eventually frustrations for developers coveting so much fallow land so close to a tourist attraction and millions of East Coast residents.

If Renaissance at Bader Field succeeds, it’ll have nothing other than its location to do with airplanes. The $3.2 billion, five-year project promising sustainable construction and living, and economic stimulus for the struggling city, would attract wealthy car buffs to a high-end condominium community with a racecourse on property that’s close to the beach and the East Coast’s casino gambling mecca.

*Article courtesy of Gaming Today

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