Garden State CDC continues to play a pivotal community development role in Jersey City and in the Greenville neighborhood especially. The state’s NRTC program is a great tool to drive economic growth in our underserved communities.
— Bill Best, Senior VP & Northeast Market Manager of Community Banking, PNC

 

Our Mission

 

To create prominence and prosperity in the Greenville SECTION of Jersey City.

Recognized as one of the country’s most diverse cities, Jersey City has experienced considerable population growth, primarily from New York City residents seeking lower-cost housing in the downtown, Heights, Morris Canal, and West Side sections.

Jersey City's resurgence in the downtown, Heights, Morris Canal, and West Side sections has served as a proxy for successful market-rate development in Greenville.  

Despite issues of unsafe streets and failing public schools, market-rate development activity has increased in Greenville as real estate investors have seized on inexpensive land and uninformed homeowners.

As a consequence, racial and socioeconomic divisions are broadening, threatening to displace long-time Greenville residents from their homes, families and way of life.

Our goal is to create social and economic opportunities for Greenville residents to prosper in all of Jersey City's growth.

 


The GCP planning area encompasses a portion of Greenville centering on Martin Luther King Drive from Union Street to Woodlawn Avenue between Bergen Avenue to Ocean Avenue

The GCP planning area encompasses a portion of Greenville centering on Martin Luther King Drive from Union Street to Woodlawn Avenue between Bergen Avenue to Ocean Avenue


Our Plan

 

I Love Greenville is a RESIDENT-LED investment strategy for Jersey City's most vulnerable and underserved NEIGHBORHOOD.

Developed with input from over 500 residents and community stakeholders, the I Love Greenville Community Plan identifies 6 core areas for improvement for residents and businesses centered on MLK Drive and bounded by Union St, Ocean Avenue, Woodlawn Avenue and Bergen Avenue.

  • Residential & Community Development
  • Commercial Corridor Upgrades
  • Education & Training
  • Health & Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation