Thanks to Tri-City Peoples Corporation for convening last night’s Newark Zoning Workshop at the West Side Park Community Center.
Last year, Newark continued its proud return to the river with the opening of the Orange Boardwalk as part of Riverfront Park Segment 2. Working since 2008 with many committed partners, Newark Riverfront Revival works to bring every Newarker to visit their river. We organize free and low-cost activities like concerts, tours, environmental workshops, movies, public art, public exercise and sports to draw Newarkers and visitors from across the City.
With the support of major new funders like the National Endowment for the Arts, it appears that 2014 could be Newark’s most memorable summer on the river! You are invited to a 2014 Newark Riverfront Sneak Preview on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6 pm. In the historic atrium of City Hall, hear from Newark Riverfront Revival staff and partners about what’s in store down by the river.
This summer, we want every Newarker to visit their river. We need your help to accomplish our goal: how do we get every Newarker down to the water? How do we get the word out? How can we make it an easy choice for people living and working in the five wards and nearby?
Thurs, March 20, 2014
Newark City Hall (Green St Entrance)
First Floor Rotunda
920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Refreshments will be served!
Newark Public Art Program Call for Artists & Designers open until 2/28/14. Learn more here.
“Mr. Meier’s firm worked closely with Newark’s planning department, which was rezoning the city. City planners didn’t want a wall of towers lining narrow streets and limited the height of buildings along Halsey Street to 60 feet; buildings facing the street are designed to a residential scale of four stories, some rising to six in setbacks.”
The presentation from the 1/15/14 and 1/23/14 Newark Zoning Info Sessions is available for download. Public comments on the 10/21/13 draft of the Newark Zoning & Land Use Regulations are requested by 1/30/14.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s workshop at the HELP Genesis Apartments in Clinton Hill! 21 residents made it out to discuss zoning with Planning Director Damon Rich and Food Policy Director Elizabeth Reynoso. Respect to Donna Kirkland, Dorothy Kauer and Dr. Hanaa Hamdi of Rutgers NJ Medical School for convening the group, which brought together Central and South Ward residents interested in parks and urban agriculture.