Before the Project
Photo Credits: Hudson County Economic Development
More info about this project at http://www.hudsonbrownfields.org/site-k-elmst.php
an aerial photo of
the area in the mid-1990s. (PDF 135 Mb)
Before this abandoned tool and die
shop was converted to a park, parents in the 507 Elm
Street neighborhood had to walk their children across
active rail lines to access the nearest park. Now,
this former brownfield site has become an asset to
this vibrant community.
The transformation of this property was done through
an open process that engaged various people and required
teamwork to address technical issues and to obtain
resources to see this project to a successful completion.
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Kearny, the Hudson
County Brownfield Stakeholders Group and, New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection Case Manager,
the Mayor and Council of Kearny as well as Linda Range,
case manager with the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection, were all important members of the team.