The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will pay Atlantic City up to $150,000 to purchase three houses on Belfield Avenue so that they can be demolished, according to an agreement on the city’s website.
The agreement is part of a wider initiative by the city and CRDA to demolish abandoned properties.
“The city and the Authority believe that the removal of certain nuisance and derelict properties in the Tourism District will advance the City’s clean and safe mission and repurpose particularly problematic properties within the district,” according to the agreement.
The houses to be acquired and demolished are 1515, 1516 and 1517 Belfield Ave. A firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting a fire in the row homes earlier this year. The firefighters also found needles all over the floor. There are plans to demolish the other three homes in the row, pending approvals.