New Jersey Airport Offers Plot for Development

 - March 17, 2022, 10:44 AM
This satellite image of Atlantic City International Airport shows the available 400-acre leasehold (in blue) on the northwest corner of the field. Parties interested in developing it need to submit proposals to the South Jersey Transportation Authority by May 11. (Image: ACEA)

The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) has issued an RFP to develop 400 acres at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY). Located on the northwest quadrant of the airport, the site is adjacent to 10,000-foot Runway 13 and 6,144-foot Runway 22, and is also close to a rail line and highways leading to New York and Philadelphia.

KACY, which is home to the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, is a designated Smart Airport Research Test Bed Facility and is adjacent to the National Aerospace Research & Technology Park. Together, those assets form New Jersey’s only officially recognized aviation district. The airport’s Class C airspace sits between the Class B airspace of New York and Philadelphia, and aircraft operators using KACY can avoid holding patterns, ground stops, and other air traffic control delays. As well, its fees are lower than those at other Northeast airports.

Those interested in responding to the RFP can schedule a site visit through the airport director’s office. Any available tax and financial assistance packages can be explored with the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, which serves as the aviation district’s business facilitator. The SJTA's window for electronic proposal submission closes on Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m.