The Center of it All | Spring 2019 |
Byrne Plaza, located in the heart of Downtown Wildwood, brings the community together for events, fun photo ops and relaxation. Byrne Plaza’s prime location among local businesses, including a robust dining district, is key factor in its contribution to the evolving Downtown Wildwood.   MORE>
The Town of Westfield has committed to leading a community-wide, collaborative process to reexamine its master plan to address issues of land use, transportation and parking, housing, downtown economic development, community facilities and historic preservation. The Downtown Westfield Corporation is a part of this process, from having a seat on the Master Plan Steering Committee, to encouraging its members’ involvement in the public engagement process established. MORE>
Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking judicial and legislative issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues. Since our last Policy Watch, there has been movement on a few bills impacting downtowns. MORE>
For decades, New Jersey has experienced notable success with redeveloping many of its distressed areas by affording municipalities the ability to provide tax incentives to redevelopers (e.g. PILOTs). New legislation could negatively impact the value of this incentive. MORE>
Join DNJ on June 14th for its quarterly quarterly round table discussion. The round table is an exchange of ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The topic for the June meeting is attracting and cultivating volunteer leadership. MORE>
Friday, October 18, 2019
Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield

Join us for a full day of learning, networking and awards! MORE>

More than 20 downtown managers, economic development directors and non-profit representatives gathered at round table discussion in Newark on March 15th to exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The topic for this round table was funding for facade improvements and other downtown beautification initiatives. MORE>

Over 50 professionals in downtown management, design, and development joined the Downtown New Jersey and co-hosted panel discussion, Making TOD Real – Planning & Building Transit-Oriented Development in NJ. MORE>

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Downtown New Jersey is an organization of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and local and regional organizations that are passionate about downtowns. Downtowns reflect our communities’ unique identities, provide a focal point, a convenient local place of commerce, and offer a sense of place where people can gather and truly be community. Downtown New Jersey is a resource dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our downtowns. Count on us as your resource for anything regarding downtowns in New Jersey.