This includes the Bourré restaurant at 201 S. New York Ave., and plans for additional large projects in the neighborhood.
During Tuesday’s tour, Fasano and other speakers from Asbury Park highlighted the role music played in revitalizing the city.
Later that day, the group took to iconic venues like the Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar, where Bruce Springsteen and so many other musicians honed their skills in the late 1960s. 1970s sparked a radical change in the city. In the 1980s, there were few companies left.
Several speakers at a lunch meeting on Tuesday said concerts and concert halls were the driving force in attracting visitors to Asbury Park.
Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr., who has joined the tour, said the redevelopment will always involve copying what works.
The countdown to the closure of the complex’s syringe access program has officially started.
“When people see success, they like to replicate it,” he said. “There are so many vacant lots in the big city of Atlantic City. Some of them just sit there. We have speculators waiting for a billion dollars to arrive. “
Doherty said Atlantic City is in a better position to make the redevelopment work.
“Just walk around here and you can see what Asbury Park has been up to. And they did it without casinos, without a university, without a hospital system, ”he said. “There’s one place along the Jersey Shore with acres of vacant land still vacant along the waterfront, and that’s Atlantic City.”