THE ONLY AGENCY OF ITS KIND IN THE NATION. Under the Casino Control Act, the CRDA’s mission is to maintain public confidence in the casino gaming industry as a unique tool of urban redevelopment for the city and to directly facilitate the redevelopment of existing blighted areas and to address the pressing social and economic needs of the residents of the city of Atlantic City. The CRDA through its shared powers of planning and zoning with the city, uses casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive change and in doing so, the CRDA has positively altered Atlantic City’s residential, commercial, cultural, and social landscape, while financially supporting quality-of-life improvement efforts throughout the City.