AC Dedicates City Hall Courtyard Project To Late Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

A perspective view of the enhanced courtyard at Atlantic City Hall. Photo credit: City of Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City City Hall Courtyard will be enhanced and named “Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver Plaza” in honor of the late New Jersey Lieutenant Governor, city mayor Marty Small, Sr. has announced.

A second perspective view of the renovated courtyard at Atlantic City Hall. Photo credit: City of Atlantic City.

Construction is scheduled to begin in January of 2024. Oliver’s name will be on the building above the main entrance, and will be placed on street signs throughout the courtyard.

“We’ve been working on the courtyard project for two years now, and I can’t think of a better person to associate the finished product with than Sheila Oliver,” said Mayor Small in a press release from the city. “Lieutenant Governor Oliver deserves nothing short of an entire plaza to her name, as she has always been a supporter of the Great City of Atlantic City and the Small administration, and did what she could to make sure my vision to better this city comes to fruition. It brings us pure joy to be able to honor her in this fashion, as she will be forever associated with Atlantic City.”

Mayor Small announced the courtyard dedication at the city’s staff professional development day on September 29 with appointed Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Jacquelyn Suarez, members of the DCA staff and members of Sheila Oliver’s family in attendance, according to the city.

The city stated that the project will incorporate environmentally responsible and enhanced security features. Highlights include the addition of benches, beautiful trees and shrubs, a rain garden, a fountain, improved lighting and a covered walkway above the main entrance to City Hall, which will be gated. The project also features a redesigned main parking lot and north parking lot.

The project is anticipated to be completed by Fall of 2024.

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