A panel of Urban Land Institute (ULI) experts will convene to discuss the future of Atlantic City at Strategies for a World-Class Resort City, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Room 302, Atlantic City, N.J.
Nicholas F. Talvacchia, partner and chairman of the Land Use Practice Group at Cooper Levenson, will be among those serving on the panel. The lead speaker will be Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Resident Fellow and former Pittsburgh, Pa. mayor. In addition to Talvacchia, the panel will include speakers The Hon. Donald A. Guardian, Mayor, City of Atlantic City; John Palmieri, Executive Director, New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; Wasseem Boraie, Managing Member, South Inlet Partners Urban Renewal, developing the new Boraie residential complex; Victor Nappen, Chair, Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Busler, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
This panel of experts convened last spring to recommend a new mixed-use neighborhood in the South Inlet in the Lighthouse District and a focus on jobs in education, medical services and the new creative economy. With enhanced State incentives and tax abatement revisions, Stockton College’s acquisition of the former Showboat casino, the expansion of AtlantiCare with Geisinger Medical Center, and additional opportunities in the Marina, The Walk and Gardner’s Basin, the ingredients are in place for a revitalized Atlantic City.
Talvacchia brings to the panel an in-depth knowledge of land use and zoning, redevelopment, environmental law and development tax incentives. He has extensive experience in the approval, financing and construction of residential and commercial development projects throughout New Jersey, and has represented national companies in obtaining approvals for residential, retail, restaurant and telecommunications projects.
For more information or to register for the event, visit http://philadelphia.uli.org/event/strategies-world-class-resort-city/.