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The Assunpink Greenway Park is a 99-acre linear park straddling the Assunpink Creek.  This park is a critical development project that could profoundly catalyze the surrounding struggling neighborhood. Park amenities would include soccer fields, waterfront walkway, educational and interpretive signage, creative reuse of historic buildings for activities such as social gatherings or farmers’ markets, and swimming pool facilities.  The community surrounding the park will have easy walking access to the park, the restored waterfront, and a connection to other significant destinations, including the Trenton Transit Center.

CCI is heavily involved in advancing this project and anticipates that HDSRF funding will be provided for the remediation of several properties within the Park.  DEP will provide technical assistance through the remediation, planning, permitting, and funding process to move this project from concept to reality.

An essential component of the Assunpink Greenway Park project is daylighting a section of the Greenway bound by Assunpink Drive, South Broad Street, Lafayette, South Warren and streets.  This daylighting project will fix a 28-year eyesore in the middle of downtown Trenton that is adjacent to both the NJ Department of Human Services and NJ Department of Community Affairs buildings.  After numerous issues that rendered the project potentially undoable, Julie Krause brought all the essential stakeholders back to the table in August 2016 to move this towards completion by solving a funding gap.  An innovative mix of Army Corp, federal 319(h) funds administered through NJDEP and NRD monies resurrected the project. Groundbreaking is expected mid-2017.

Lower Assunpink Fall 2015Lower Assunpink August 2016