CARLSTADT, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey’s Meadowlands.
That’s the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district.
The plan includes a 250,000-square-foot casino, 1 million-square-foot convention center and about 20,000 parking spots, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell posted on Twitter.
Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the goal isn’t to build a new Atlantic City. He and others say the upside is huge, given the millions of people within a short drive.
They also point to the restarting of the American Dream megamall project and the transformation of Meadowlands Racetrack as signs that the complex is on the rebound.