implement the new R2-D zone along Palisade Ave (between Ferry St and
Congress St) that that was a culmination of years of work between the
community and the Jersey City Planning Department. This ordinance
fixed multiple defects and ambiguities that were present in the R2
ordinance that would have allowed unlimited height and density for
proposed mixed use buildings.
with the Statuary, John Mathews and our new corporate sponsor Nokia
Bell Labs, we significantly expanded the Vault Allure programming at
Historic Holland St. RNA and The Statuary held three Vault experiences
incorporating music, performance, art, and technology. These events were
provided to the community with no entry fees. We hope to continue and
expand the series in 2019
with the city to complete the Tumulty Park Dog Run at the south end of
Ogden Ave. This project helped remove dogs from Janet Moore
working with the city and other community groups to update the R1
zoning ordinance in the Heights to discourage curb cuts, disincentivize demolitions, preserve on-street parking and incentivize restoration and expansion of existing buildings.
Transportation Committee, headed by Roger Heitmann, began efforts to
holistically improve bus transportation in the Heights by creating a
petition campaign gathered over 600 signatures and organizing meetings
with NJT and our elected officials.
and worked through many proposed development projects in the Heights.
Worked with developers, neighbors, and the city to improve the projects
and lower the negative impact on the Heights community.
with James Ruggia, a full year of monthly poetry and spoken word events
at the Fox and Crow. We will continue this series in 2019
-Held the Flea Market and Park Festival in Riverview Park with over 80 vendors.
-Continued to expand the Ogden's End Community garden and programming
-Continued to advocate and work with the city on the Riverview Park renovation, which will start in 2019.
-Sponsored the RNA Skyline Stage at the Riverview Jazz Fest closing festival event in Riverview Park --Thank you RJO!
with the JCPC to get 18 new street and park trees planted this fall
around Riverview Park and Palisade Ave. --Thank you Roger!