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 2018, 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.
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9/15/18 - Over the past two months we focused on our prioritized brownfield areas, consisting of research about the areas and on-site meetings at key brownfield sites with residents.
7/28/18 - On July 27th we presented about the Existing Conditions Neighborhood Analysis of East Trenton and how it relates to brownfields at the ETC Community Meeting. To view the presentation click here.
6/24/18 - On June 23rd we presented about Previous Planning for East Trenton at the ETC Community Meeting and shared a poster about Previous Planning for East Trenton. We also asked people to select their top six planning priorities. If you would still like to pick your top priorities visit our online Planning Priorities Exercise.
5/20/18 - On May 19th we presented about East Trenton's History at the ETC Community Meeting and shared a poster about the History of East Trenton. We also ask for residents' memories of East Trenton with our Memory Box. If you would like to still share a memory, submit one in our Online Memory Box.
4/28/18 - On April 28th we participated in the ETC Spring Kickoff. We opened up 104 Taylor and had Isles' mobile recreation truck and the Trenton Circus Squad there. We also had information about the Brownfields Initiative and various activities such as the Memory Box and the Planning Priorities dot exercise.
2/25/18 - On February 24th, we spoke more about what Brownfields are and where they are in East Trenton. We also shared our second poster: Brownfields in East Trenton.
1/28/18 - On January 26th, we introduced the East Trenton Brownfields Initiative at the East Trenton Collaborative Community Meeting and shared our first informational poster: A Focus on Brownfields in East Trenton.