Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District, Inc (LPCCD) is a non-profit 501C (3) organization with a mission to plan, design and build a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park/Coast area of the City of Newark, New Jersey.
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) is transforming Lincoln Park, an 11-acre, four-block site dominated by brownfield site into a “green” arts and cultural district. Plans for the arts and cultural district include sustainable mixed-income housing units, annual music festivals and historic restoration projects. LPCCD is creating a sustainable community with sustainable housing, cultural programming, urban agriculture and green job creation.
LPCCD emerged out of meetings with local residents, civic leaders, business people and the city administration that were coordinated in the late 1990s by the Regional Plan Association. This process identified a desire to develop and pursue a vision for the neighborhood that would build upon its rich cultural heritage and open space. A charette held in 1999 gave more shape to this vision and ultimately lead, in 2002, to the independent establishment of LPCCD. LPCCD submitted a redevelopment plan to the City of Newark for creating a cultural district. This plan was approved by the Newark City Council and has guided the pursuit of a set of programming and redevelopment projects that are underway today.
- LPCCD was the co-convener of the Newark Green Futures Summit for the Clinton Global Initiatives.
- LPCCD earned USGBC LEED Neighborhood Development Gold certification, the first in New Jersey, for its sustainable development in Lincoln Park that includes 84 LEED Gold and Silver certified units in LEED ND.
- LPCCD launched the Lincoln Park Community Farm, in 2008, which provided locally grown, fresh produce to Newark residents, served as a training ground on sustainable food production for high school students and provided work experience for 25 individuals of the prison re-entry population.
- LPCCD completed 10 USGBC LEED certified buildings totaling 84 units. Three Gold certified and seven Silver certified buildings. All buildings were constructed on LPCCD brownsfields sites.
- LPCCD created the Lincoln Park Music Festival in 2006. Annually, the Festival attracts over 50k attendees during the three day celebration.
- LPCCD is the Department of Department of Labor’s North Jersey satellite for Green Job Training.
- LPCCD has a New Jersey Green Job Training Institute – “The Lincoln Park Fossil Free Learning Lab”