How Stockton could change A.C. neighborhood

Published On: March 13th, 2016

The Inquirer Daily News

Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer

Stockton University isn’t starting with a shuttered shell of a casino this time.

Instead, it has a parking lot and two empty fields at the southern end of the city, near homes, small shops, and the beach.

There, at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany, and Pacific Avenues, Stockton plans to finally create its long-discussed Atlantic City campus by putting up three buildings: a housing and student center on the Boardwalk for 500 or so students, a parking garage with 850 spaces topped by new offices for South Jersey Gas, and an academic building for up to 1,800 students.

Residents in the Chelsea neighborhood largely welcomed the campus, saying they hoped the influx of students, faculty, and staff could fuel a rise in small businesses nearby.