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Redevelopment Plan For Black Horse Pike Moves Forward

(Graphic: CBS)

(Graphic: CBS)

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By David Madden

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (CBS) — Officials in Egg Harbor Township are moving ahead on a plan to rid the Black Horse Pike of a string of seedy motels and businesses that lead into Atlantic City.

They’ve been more than an eyesore for years. Just ask mayor Sonny McCullough:

“We’ve had a series of homicides,” he tells KYW Newsradio.  “If you recall about five years ago, they found four prostitutes murdered behind one of those motels [see related story].  We’ve had narcotics transactions there.”

The motels’ owners balked at being bought out… until Superstorm Sandy hit.  Now,  four have agreed to sell. They’ll be paid from a $2½-million Casino Reinvestment Development Authority grant.

McCullough says he needs about $7 million more to obtain the rest of the land and hopes that Trenton legislators can come up with that.

His vision includes offices, businesses, and condominium apartments atop garage-type parking, because that part of the Black Horse Pike floods out a lot.

 

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