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Domed Sports Facility Planned Near Six Flags Great Adventure
By Shore News Network -Apr 7, 2017

JACKSON-It’s being called Jackson Crossing 2 and includes a domed multipurpose sports facility. The project as submitted by Cardinale Enterprises of Jackson Township, developer of Jackson Crossing, consists of an indoor soccer dome, and multipurpose turf fields that include one full baseball field, 3 soccer fields and 4 baseball/softball diamonds.

A hearing at the township zoning board will be heard on April 19th at 7pm. A variance is needed to build the 50.5 ft high dome in a zone where there is a 35.5 foot limit.

The proposed facility will be built at the southeast corner of the exit 16 interchange of Route 195, just north of Six Flags Great Adventure.

According to tax records, the the property was purchased on March 29, 2016 for $1.15 million.

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Hope it doesn't block the view of seeing Kingda Ka from the road!

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Just past the old Chicken Holiday and Haunted Hayride stripmall.

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where is Jackson Crossing 1?

Opposite side of town, right on the lakewood border over by Jackson Liberty HS. Corner of S Hope Chapel road and East Veterans Highway. It has multiple food spots- surf taco, hibachi, jackson diner, a few more food locations, a gym, and some other random stuff.

 

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Opposite side of town, right on the lakewood border over by Jackson Liberty HS. Corner of S Hope Chapel road and East Veterans Highway. It has multiple food spots- surf taco, hibachi, jackson diner, a few more food locations, a gym, and some other random stuff.

 

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Got it - I try not to go on the north side of 195 - the outlet area is a disaster

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This project is moving closer to construction.  With the uproar caused by environmentalists over the Six Flags solar farm, it's odd that no one has filed a lawsuit over 75 acres of trees being removed.

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20171130/NJBIZ01/171139977/adventure-crossing-project-seeks-to-bring-more-sports-to-nj

 

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Adventure Crossing project seeks to bring more sports to NJ

By Arthur Augustyn, November 30, 2017 at 4:59 PM
A rendering of Adventure Crossing project.
A rendering of Adventure Crossing project. - (CARDINALE ENTERPRISES)

 

Cardinale Enterprises’ multiphase plan to build two hotels, an indoor recreational facility and outdoor dome recreational facility on a 75-acre site in Jackson cleared its first step by getting a zoning variance approved by the town’s Zoning Board on Nov. 29.

 

The Adventure Crossing project will be located at 567 Monmouth Road in close proximity to a Six Flags amusement park. Cardinale Enterprises’ President and CEO Vito Cardinale said that while Six Flags contributed to their interest in the location, the company believed it needed more attractions to be viable.

 

“A hotel could not be sustained with just Six Flags,” said Cardinale. “You need to have another regional draw.”

 

The indoor and outdoor recreational facilities are intended to draw in families from New Jersey and other states, said Cardinale. He explained families in the region now are forced to travel to Pennsylvania or Connecticut to participate in regional sports tournaments that could be put on in Jackson.

 

The 114,000-square-foot domed outdoor recreational center will utilize a fabric-based tilt-up construction in addition to concrete walls that can also tilt-up. Cardinale said this approach will allow the center to be built fairly quickly, adding he hopes to break ground in the second quarter. He said he anticipates it will be open for business by next Christmas. However, this is subject to the project’s ability to secure water and sewage logistics in that time.

 

Following the recreational center’s completion, construction will begin on a five-story, 134-room hotel and four-story, 107-room hotel, as well as the 112,000 square-foot indoor recreational facility and four multiuse athletic fields with artificial turf.

 

The developer estimated the project would complete by mid-2019.

 

Members of the planning commission raised concerns the recreational facilities could be used for concerts and other cultural events, but Cardinale said a lack of sprinklers prevented the venue from being used for that purpose.

 

Instead, the project calls for the recreational centers to be used for trampoline facilities or laser tag. The goal is to attract more sporting events to New Jersey, with the eventual long-term goal to construct a 100,000 square-foot convention center close to Adventure Crossing, Cardinale said.

 

The developer is currently in negotiations with hotel chains to operate the facilities upon completion.

More site plans and rendering can be found here:

https://www.cardinaleenterprises.com/jackson-adventure-crossing

 

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Jackson oks plan for hotels, recreation facilities on Route 537

 

JACKSON – The Jackson Zoning Board of Adjustment has granted approval to an applicant who plans to build two hotels, an outdoor athletic complex, an indoor sports and entertainment venue and an indoor recreational facility on Route 537.

 

The applicant, Cardinale and Jackson Crossing 2/Adventure Crossing, seeks to develop a 75-acre property on Route 537 between Interstate 195 and Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

Phase one of the development is expected to see the construction of the indoor sports and entertainment venue (party rooms, arcade, laser tag and two sports bars) and the outdoor athletic complex.

 
Phase two of the development is expected to see the construction of the indoor recreation facility and the two hotels.

 

During a zoning board meeting on Nov. 29, the applicant was represented by attorney Sal Alfieri, Ian Borden of Professional Design Services and architect John Burgdorfer. The applicant was seeking a use variance in a Highway Commercial (HC) zone and variances for signs.

 

Cardinale and Jackson Crossing 2/Adventure Crossing prepared a six-minute video that depicts a flyover of a computer generated concept of what the project should look like when it is completed.

 

According to the plans, the two hotels will contain a total of 241 guest rooms. Alfieri said operators for the hotels have not been named at this point.

 

Hotel A as proposed will be five floors, with 134 guest rooms, a bar-restaurant and a small seating area.

 

Hotel B as proposed will be four floors, with 107 guest rooms. There will not be a bar-restaurant in Hotel B.

 

The outdoor athletic complex will contain eight playing fields and a one-story fieldhouse where concessions will be sold, according to the applicant.

 

The board’s vice chairman, Sheldon Hofstein, asked what kind of turf will be used for the playing fields.

 

“We are expecting to use artificial synthetic turf,” Borden said.

 

The indoor sports and entertainment venue as proposed will contain a 114,000-square-foot space covered by a dome, a one-story, 32,234-square-foot recreation center and a 15,429-square-foot mezzanine seating area.

 

The separate indoor recreation facility will be two floors. The first floor will be encompass 101,781 square feet and the second floor will cover 11,155 square feet, according to the plans.

 

Board member Carl Book asked about the capacity of the indoor facilities.

 

“Would the concept also include large parties, concerts, musical entertainment, something that borders on recreation, but can morph … to more music, and then it is music, and then is it possible that could morph … to the concept of recreational facilities to entertain various religious groups or other cultural types of affairs?” Book asked.

 

The indoor recreation facility “will either be a trampoline park or an indoor track. That building will not allow us to have (religious and cultural events) because it will not be built that way,” applicant Vito Cardinale responded.

 

Cardinale said he did not perceive the indoor recreation facility for an auditorium use.

 

Regarding the indoor sports and entertainment venue, Cardinale said because the domed space will not have fire sprinklers, its use will be limited to basketball, soccer and lacrosse activities. Other activities in the venue will include arcade games and laser tag.

 

Board member Kathryn McIlhinney asked if there will be private security at the site.

 

Cardinale said there would be more than 200 staff members and he said certain events would require additional security.

 

“We have already made arrangements with one of the tenants I have to have bomb sniffing dogs and security guards with dogs so parents feel safe that there is no way anybody could get hurt,” he told board members.

 

When the floor was opened to the public, no one objected to the application.

 

Residents Anthony and Maryann Vinciguerra expressed support for the project.

 

“I am very happy to see this project … I have been here 44 years and Jackson is a beautiful town and it has a lot to offer. Now with this project it will have a lot more to offer,” Maryann Vinciguerra said.

 

Board members voted unanimously to approve the Cardinale application.


 

 

Source:  centraljersey.com

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That's good there will finally be hotels near the park. It amazes me that for as long as the park has been around, the closest hotels are 20 minutes away. I would probably stay at a nearby hotel maybe once a year and go to the park 2 days in a row when there is a day I just don't feel like driving over 5 hours round trip.

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Which plot is this exactly? Since it says it's in Jackson it has to be on the same side of the road as the park, but the only plot I can think of that's that big between the park and 195 is the fields they use for the hayride. If that's the case this will back right up to Hurricane Harbor. 

 

The woods across from McDonalds and the Wawa are (or at least were) owned by Great Adventure. Maybe they sold some of that off? 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Six+Flags+Great+Adventure/@40.1494333,-74.4286239,2676m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c164831c62ca1d:0x2bd60c6088332f46!8m2!3d40.1370678!4d-74.4402149

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The hotel is officially coming. A Hilton Garden Inn:

http://shorenewsnetwork.com/news/headline-news/hilton-hotel-construction-announced-at-jacksons-great-adventure-sports-complex/

 

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JACKSON-After nearly one half century, it’s finally happening.  A hotel will be built in Jackson Township to accommodate Six Flags Great Adventure and a future sports complex.

 

Hilton and Adventure Sports & Entertainment, announced today a new development deal for its upscale yet affordable global brand, Hilton Garden Inn.

 

The 134-room, 5-story hotel will be located at 567 Monmouth Road, Jackson, New Jersey 08527, located just off of State Highway I-195 Exit 16A. Construction is expected to begin by September 10, 2018, with completion slated for March of 2020.

 

 

“Jackson, New Jersey is the perfect location for our newest property and the latest addition to the Hilton Garden Inn brand,” said developer Vito Cardinale, President and CEO Cardinale Enterprises. “We’re eager to get started on bringing this project to life and welcoming new travelers to the area visiting not only the Adventure Sports & Entertainment complex, but also Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, which is adjacent to the property, enhanced even further with our addition of a 10,000 square foot banquet and event space within the hotel portion of the project.”

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Jackson Township Mayor, Michael Reina, was so pleased with the hotel project and the expansive, all-inclusive sports complex “Adventure Sports & Entertainment” that it will service; he was quoted saying “Jackson’s future has arrived”.

 

Along with the hotel, Jackson Township recently approved a large sports complex that will become a sports tourism destination.  The complex will host a variety of sports tournaments.   Former U.S. Olympian and professional women’s softball player Crystl Bustos has recently announced her “Ruthless” softball program will operate out of the facility.  Check back this weekend for an in-depth interview with Bustos regarding her plans in Jackson.

 

Reina today said that this is the start of Jackson’s new future.  “It’s a great thing for the town and finally after all the years of talking about it, it’s finally happening,” Reina said.

 

The hotel will offer amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full- service restaurant serving cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with cocktails in the lobby lounge and a list of other in-room amenities that are appealing to those traveling for business or leisure, as well as serving the local communities and their families visiting the area for sports tournaments or Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

Each guestroom boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a Keurig coffee maker.

 

Hilton Garden Inn, Jackson, NJ, will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money, and, gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases at Amazon.com with Amazon Shop with Points. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn, Jackson, NJ, with Hyperlink to www.hiltongardeninn.com or call 1 855-516-1091.

 

 

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finally a hotel near great adventure

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Hopefully the second hotel is one of the Marriott/Westin brands, 107 rooms sounds about right for a Springhill Suites.  That rewards program is huge.

 

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I was at the park yesterday and noticed a large piece of land past the Wawa was cleared of all the trees. I was wondering what was going there and thought maybe it was finally a hotel, but this is going to be on the other side of the road.

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