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!
News & Updates
On May 19th we discussed East Trenton's History and asked for residents' memories of East Trenton. If you would like to still share a memory, submit one in our Online Memory Box.
On June 23rd we discussed Previous Planning for East Trenton and asked people to select their top six priorities. If you would still like to pick your top priorities visit our online Planning Priorities Exercise,
Come to the next ETC Community meeting July 27th to learn more about our Existing Condition Neighborhood Analysis for East Trenton and how it relates to brownfields.
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