Maybe you’ve lived through more than one of Atlantic City’s many revival phases. Maybe you’ve seen the big buildings come down as well as go up. Maybe you’re a foreigner and a bit of a cynic like me. But put aside your reservations for a minute and take a look at the Stockton University Island Campus. Skipping over the mess surrounding the project’s origins, it’s hard not to be at least a little bit lifted up by these massive machines at work.
It looks like there’s some kind of building outline in the ground now on one of the lots. I’m sure there’s a technical term for it. The construction sites on two adjacent city blocks goes right up to the boardwalk and there’s no fencing on that side, so you can get a great view.
This site – 3700 Atlantic Ave, or block 20, lot 1 – is going to be university housing. This is where you can see some kind of outline of a building foundation.
This site is directly across from the university housing – it will be the parking garage, with South Jersey Industries’ office on top. It’s 3800 Atlantic Ave, or block 18, lot 1.
This block below is the site of the old Atlantic City High School – 10 S Albany Ave, or block 189, lot 1. It’s going to be the site of the academic building. No work seems to have started here – there’s just a parked bulldozer and a sign suggesting that environmental cleanup is ongoing on the site.