Brownfield: (brounˌfēld) A property where redevelopment or reuse is complicated because of actual or perceived environmental contamination.
We all know the properties. They may be old demolished factories, abandoned warehouses, former gas stations, or closed dry cleaners. These properties make redevelopment difficult and may pose threats to environmental and community health. There are several brownfields in East Trenton as a result of its rich history as a center of manufacturing. The good news is that the East Trenton Collaborative (ETC) is working to identify, clean up, and redevelop these properties as community assets.
Over the course of the next year, ETC partners, working with the City of Trenton, will investigate the location, condition, and reuse potential of brownfields in East Trenton. We’ll need your help to determine the best future for these properties, with a particular focus on the historic Freight Yards & Powerhouse building off of North Olden Ave and the recently cleared site at 104 Taylor St.
We will be updating the ETC website, posting informational posters at the East Trenton Center, and discussing this initiative every month at the ETC community meeting and at other events. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact:
Elena Sauceda-Peeples (ETC Community Organizer)
firstname.lastname@example.org | (609) 551-5541
Zenon Tech-Czarny (Isles Project Manager)
email@example.com | (609) 341-4770
This work is made possible by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Program.
Visit the East Trenton Center to learn more!
Examples of Brownfields in East Trenton (From Right to left: 3 Amtico Sq, 323 N Olden Ave, 330 N Olden Ave, 304 Mulberry)
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