Rezoning Train Stations, VA Report, Casinos – Thursday’s Roundup

One of Atlantic County’s most criminally untapped resources is its train line connection to Philadelphia. (Of course, part of the reason it’s criminally untapped is because years of under-investment have rendered the train service infrequent and slow.) Now a new report published Tuesday by the Regional Plan Association says that local zoning that prohibits multifamily development outside train stations is a major obstacle to expanding transit-oriented development, particularly in New Jersey. Can you imagine faster, more frequent trains to Philly plus – say – apartments over The Walk development in Atlantic City? Or near the Absecon train station? Read more about the regional report via NJSpotlight here.

Read the full article in Route 40