May 7, 2001 8:23 PM

Unconfirmed reports in the local press say opponents of a planned $225 million expansion at the Tropicana in Atlantic City are willing to drop their fight in exchange for some cash.

Glenn Zeitz, attorney for the Brighton Towers Condominium Association, was quoted in The Press of Atlantic City as refusing to confirm or deny the settlement the group is seeking, which is reported to be $2.6 million.

The Tropicana refused to confirm or deny the report.

The casino wants to build a 502-room hotel tower, a 2,400-space parking garage and a 200,000-square-foot retail mall. The condo association claims the new construction will block ocean views from their mid-rise, which sits two blocks back from the Boardwalk.