by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 23, 2015
New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has granted zoning approval for the former Atlantic Club Casino to be converted into a family-friendly entertainment complex, according to press reports. It will include an 81,000-square-foot waterpark and an 800-room non-gaming hotel. Developer Endeavor Property Group projects the complex, pending further approvals, will be completed in late 2016 or early 2017, at a cost between $150 million and $165 million.

The Boardwalk property was the former Atlantic City Hilton Casino until 2012, when it was rebranded as the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in 2012. It closed in January 2014 and has been vacant ever since. Following the closing  of three other casino resorts last year - Revel Casino Hotel, Showboat Atlantic City and Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City has been trying to resurrect itself by attracting non-gaming entertainment to the city.