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Model Neighborhood Initiative

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The City of Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative is an integrated effort by government agencies, non-profits, residents, and other stakeholders is transforming neighborhoods into model communities of prosperity.

The two neighborhoods targeted for the plan: Clinton Hill in the South Ward and the Lower West Ward. All municipal departments have devised action plans for both neighborhoods and created task forces to identify and address existing quality of life and public safety issues, and to improve the physical environment and concentrate human and financial resources to empower those communities.

The two areas are as follows:

  • A 20-block grid in the West Ward, with a perimeter of South Orange Avenue, Ashland Street, 14th Avenue, South 13th Street, 16th Avenue, South 20th Street, 14th Avenue, and South 19th Street. This area includes two schools and the portion on South 20th Street is on the Irvington border.
  • A 38-block grid in the South Ward, with a perimeter of Avon Avenue, Chadwick Avenue, Hawthorne Avenue, Clinton Place, Clinton Avenue, and South 14th Street. The gird includes two schools, and Mildred Helms Park

Targeted Areas

South Ward MapWest Ward Map

Initiatives range from neighborhood beautification, greening, new home construction and ownership programs for Newark professionals and artist. The program will also focus on small business enhancement along the corridors with small business incubators and formation of neighborhood block associations.

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South Ward Grid              West Ward Grid


Centers of Hope


– 179 Boyd Street

Clinton Place

– 84 Clinton Place

The Centers of Hope will offer a variety of athletic, arts & culture, educational, environmental, healthy living and recreation programming to engage and empower the community. Staffed by the Division of Recreation, the Department of Health and Community Wellness, and other community partners, the centers will operate primarily Mondays to Fridays.

Model Neighborhood Initiative
Newark City Hall
920 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 733-3914

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