Effective revitalization of urban neighborhoods requires partnerships, creativity and committed leadership. Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District has been leading the revitalization of Newark’s historic Lincoln Park since 2002, transforming abandoned lots and brownfields into affordable LEED certified housing.
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District is successfully building a better neighborhood and community through partnerships and collaborations with local and state agencies and community development partners.
One of LPCCD’s more comprehensive greening initiatives is the Federally funded Green Neighborhood Pilot Project intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from local homes and businesses in the Lincoln Park Redevelopment Area. By installing energy efficiency measures and providing targeted weatherization services, LPCCD strives to reduce utility costs for our local residents while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions. LPCCD will utilize green job training graduates to complete a work plan that includes four steps:
1. Energy audit, survey and weatherization of at least 7 residential and 3 commercial non profit buildings in the Lincoln Park Redevelopment Area
2. Implementation: weatherization, mechanical equipment maintenance and/or replacement and potential integration of renewable energy
3. Training of building owners/operators
4. Metrics: Measurement of results and future commissioning to evaluate effectiveness