Member News — Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District & Community Asset Preservation Corporation Announce $100,000 Wells Fargo Neighborhood Planning Grant for Lincoln Park
July 18th, 2018
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), partnered with Community Asset Preservation Corporation (CAPC), has received a $100,000 Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Planning Grant, which enables an in depth “Neighborhood Plan” to be compiled that will include input from residents and other local stakeholders.
“The development of our neighborhoods, particularly those with the history, diversity, and energy of the Lincoln Park area, require great thought and greater action. We must address these issues in a comprehensive and holistic manner. Equipped with this guide, we will be able to chart a course for Lincoln Park that will create a vibrant, strong, neighborhood, with the highest quality of life for all of its residents. What we do here today will define Newark’s future for decades and generations,” Mayor Baraka said.
Funding from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation will allow LPCCD the opportunity to survey the neighborhood. Surveying will consist of randomly selecting approximately 300 residents to question and additionally will seek input during public forums from all residents, community partners, business owners and stakeholders to help inform the overall neighborhood plan.
Since its inception in 1999, LPCCD has constructed more than 100 units of housing, provided more than 80 families with fresh produce from the Lincoln Park Community Garden, graduated 74 individuals from its Green Job Training Program and hosted the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival with more than 60K attendees. Much of this work was done in collaboration with CAPC. The LPCCD neighborhood is bounded by McCarter Highway to the east, Kinney Street to the north, MLK Boulevard. to the west and Clinton Avenue-South Street to the south. With an influx of residents now in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the time is ripe to get residential input on the needs and desires of the community.
“The Wells Fargo planning grant opens the next phase in the resurgence of the Lincoln Park neighborhood,” stated Tony Schuman, LPCCD Board Chair. “LPCCD is pleased to partner with other key institutions and local stakeholders in undertaking this comprehensive study by analyzing the area needs and assets, as we work towards our long-term goal of creating an inclusive arts district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.”
On Wednesday, July 18th, LPCCD and CAPC will begin a series of public forums where residents can make recommendations that will help inform the neighborhood plan.
The public forums will take place as follows:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6PM-8PM The Willows at Symphony Hall Community Room
395 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 6PM-8PM Newark Symphony Hall
1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6PM-8PM True Vine Church/Newark Cathedral
27 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ (side entrance on Halsey Street)
“LPCCD is pleased to partner with other key institutions on this Wells Fargo planning grant because we see the focus on community development as a critical step in our long term goal of stabilizing and revitalizing communities,” said Jeff Crum, Chief Investment Officer for CAPC.