Wells Fargo gives $100K neighborhood planning grant for Lincoln Park in Newark

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, partnered with Community Asset Preservation Corp., announced Tuesday it has received a $100,000 neighborhood planning grant from Wells Fargo.

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Planning Grant enables an in depth plan to be created that will include input from residents and local stakeholders.

“The development of our neighborhoods, particularly those with the history, diversity, and energy of the Lincoln Park area, require great thought and greater action. We must address these issues in a comprehensive and holistic manner. Equipped with this guide, we will be able to chart a course for Lincoln Park that will create a vibrant, strong, neighborhood, with the highest quality of life for all of its residents. What we do here today will define Newark’s future for decades and generations,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said.

The grant will allow the LPCCD to survey the neighborhood, which consists of randomly selecting 300 residents to question. LPCCD will additionally seek input from public forums, community partners, business owners and stakeholders to help develop a neighborhood plan.

“The Wells Fargo planning grant opens the next phase in the resurgence of the Lincoln Park neighborhood,” Tony Schuman, LPCCD board chair, said. “LPCCD is pleased to partner with other key institutions and local stakeholders in undertaking this comprehensive study by analyzing the area needs and assets, as we work towards our long-term goal of creating an inclusive arts district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.”