From the Press of Atlantic City:
Wildwood developers look to sky
By MICHAEL MILLER
Lately, when developers size up land for new construction in the city, they risk getting cricks in their necks.
That’s because the most ambitious new projects proposed here are high-rise hotels.
The Nouveau Wave, the Oceanic, the Starlight, the Pearl and the Waypoint Beach Club have won city approvals. Several others are in the planning stages.
And on Saturday, a Princeton developer unveiled designs for a $225 million, 25-story hotel called Wildwood Beach Hotel and Resort — or simply the W.B.
This doo-wop themed hotel across from the Wildwoods Convention Center will boast 190 beachfront condos and another 150 hotel rooms. The hotel will have its own spa, restaurants, indoor shopping and an indoor water park featuring a sandy beach and wave pool.
The hotel’s facade resembles a giant drink tumbler bordered by lava lamps in a one-of-a-kind style befitting the city’s attachment to all things doo-wop.
Wildwood changed its zoning laws just 18 months ago to accommodate new high-rise hotels. Previously, the city allowed a top height of just 128 feet or 12 stories. The tallest building in the city is Sandman Towers, which stands 13 stories tall.