Crawford Street Partners Breaks Ground on Development in Lincoln Park

Crawford Street Partners breaks ground on a planned 28,000 sqft facility to open in September, 2009 for education, performance and retail venues. The development will add green space including grass areas and landscaping visible from both Crawford and Washington Streets to the neighborhood.

Crawford Street Partners’ history includes a strong track record of rehabilitating distressed properties, including five buildings in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Crawford Commons project builds on other recent improvements in the Lincoln Park area, including newly constructed “LEED-certified” lofts and apartments produced by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, the Colleoni Building located at 39-41 Lincoln Park and the former Dryden mansion, also rehabilitated by Crawford Street Partners.

“Crawford Street Partners is very excited to continue our work in the redevelopment of Newark including the Lincoln Park neighborhood,” said Crawford Street Partners’ Principle Steve Burns. “This project combines unique facilities in which to learn and perform with new green space and landscaping to enhance what is becoming Newark’s newest Arts and Cultural District. We look forward to the neighborhood being active with children, residents and visitors alike and appreciate the support of our Lincoln Park neighbors to make The Crawford Commons a reality.”

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Mayor Booker Joins with Newark-Focused Developer to Break Ground on New Redevelopment Project in the Central Ward

Project includes plans for recreational and commercial space for Newark residents

Newark, NJ – December 17, 2008 – Mayor Cory A. Booker was joined today by Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development Stefan Pryor, Brick City Development Corporation CEO Joseph Ritchie, representatives from Crawford Street Partners, city dignitaries and local residents at a groundbreaking for a new education-related campus in Newark’s Lincoln Park Cultural District.

The project, announced today during an afternoon press conference, will convert a 17,000 square foot vacant and abandoned structure at 17-19 Crawford Street into a new expanded 28,000 square foot state-of-the-art school building for private and semi-public use. An adjacent formerly boarded and underutilized industrial space located at 482-488 Washington Street will also be renovated into performance and recreational space available to the educational users and local community.

“The contributions of our local developers and the business community are essential to Newark’s revitalization,” said Mayor Booker. “Crawford Street Partners has been a great partner in the City’s efforts to revive the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, and I am proud to join them today in celebrating this latest great addition to our community and to Newark.”

Spearheaded by Crawford Street Partners, a local Newark-focused real estate development and management company, the educational campus is yet another example of the City’s continuing economic development, despite the challenges in the national economy.

Crawford Street Partners’ history includes a strong track record of rehabilitating distressed properties, including five buildings in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Crawford Commons project builds on other recent improvements in the Lincoln Park area, including newly constructed “LEED-certified” lofts and apartments produced by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, the Colleoni Building located at 39-41 Lincoln Park and the former Dryden mansion, also rehabilitated by Crawford Street Partners.

“Crawford Street Partners is very excited to continue our work in the redevelopment of Newark including the Lincoln Park neighborhood,” said Crawford Street Partners’ Principle Steve Burns. “This project combines unique facilities in which to learn and perform with new green space and landscaping to enhance what is becoming Newark’s newest Arts and Cultural District. We look forward to the neighborhood being active with children, residents and visitors alike and appreciate the support of our Lincoln Park neighbors to make The Crawford Commons a reality.”

Crawford Street Partners received assistance from Brick City Development Corporation, the City’s economic development corporation, for site plan approval and the processing of permits within the City of Newark. “This project continues the development of one of Newark’s key corridors by adding an exciting neighborhood supporting use to the ongoing residential development,” said BCDC CEO Joe Ritchie.

About Crawford Street Partners

Crawford Street Partners, LLC (CSP) is a real estate development and management company. Since its establishment in 2002, CSP’s mission has been to create unique, high quality commercial and residential spaces from abandoned and/or underutilized properties. By taking a holistic and responsible approach to development, CSP concentrates on targeted neighborhoods located in Newark and surrounding towns. Throughout its brief history CSP’s projects have been recognized for their innovation, beauty, functionality and commitment to improving neighborhood streetscapes. CSP takes great pride in creating new jobs, attracting new businesses and filling the need for affordable, quality commercial and residential space while changing, for the better, one neighborhood at a time. Learn more about Crawford Street Partners at www.crawfordstreetpartners.com

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

2 thoughts on “Crawford Street Partners Breaks Ground on Development in Lincoln Park”

  1. It think its wonderful that developers have not forgotten the arts community. I think in this new age of community involvement, creativity and dedication to rebuilding America, I would galdly offer my skills, talent and expertise to assist in this project. I think other artists and craftsman should join together in this major arts project. Hopefully someone involved in this project will read this..

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  2. Hi Michael,
    I’m one of the founding members of Crawford Street Partners. If you would like to come and visit our site while it’s under construction you’re more htan welcome to do so. Feel free to call me at 973-648-0060;
    Tony Gibbons

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