Another piece of Adventure Crossing USA, the massive sports and entertainment complex under construction next to Six Flags Great Adventure, is in place.
Workers already have started to clear and prepare land for the project undertaken by Jackson-based Cardinale Enterprises and its president, Vito Cardinale.
Earlier this week, the township Zoning Board approved spaces for eight restaurants and a fuel and convenience store along Route 537.
It also backed future phases of the $500 million plan, which includes entertainment and sports facilities, hotels, restaurants, retail space and a brain research center focusing on multiple sclerosis.
“They understood our vision,” Cardinale said. “They saw the benefits to the community. They saw the benefits to the state. They saw the benefits of something like this being in Jackson.”