SRP Publications Brownfields Reports 2001
"Renewing New Jersey’s Brownfields: Repairing the Past, Preparing
for the Future" Video Looks at Redevelopment Successes and
This 11-minute video production provides a viewer
insight into many successful brownfield renewal projects across
the state. Interviews with government officials from former Governor
Christie Whitman, now U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator,
State Senator Henry McNamara, Assemblyman Paul Di Gaetano, and other
state agencies, to developers working in Camden, Trenton, Newark
and Edgewater outline the state’s brownfields program. The program
shows how brownfield redevelopment efforts make neighborhoods safer
and provide economic stability to municipalities.
Please take the time to view our new video and
join a growing number of parties working to bring development back
to our urban areas and cities. The goal is simple: solving environmental
problems and providing businesses a place to locate and bring jobs,
to create new housing and entertainment opportunities, all without
going into farmlands, open space and other areas lacking existing
To view the video (11:20 minutes) visit the Department’s
Internet site www.state.nj.us/dep/srp
and look for the brownfields icon.
Community Needs Through Brownfield Cleanups
New business activity, housing or other types of
redevelopment can restore the proud heritage of successful enterprise
to New Jersey’s historic cities and other locales. Revitalized and
safe residential neighborhoods can flourish at these sites or adjacent
to them. When the community is involved early and often in the redevelopment
process, neighborhood residents and local officials will benefit
from and support such endeavors for many years to come. DEP is committed
to providing residents and local advocacy groups with the necessary
support to stimulate real community successes.
In neighborhoods with brownfield sites in need
of renewal, the people who live and work in that community are going
to have their own visions for the future. It is important to bring
together not only the parties involved with remediation and redevelopment,
but also the individual view and desire of the local community.
That’s what makes for a real brownfield success story.