Project Description

Building Together: Progress and Partnership in New London and Burlington Downtown

Thanks to funding through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP), Main Street Burlington and the New London Neighborhood Alliance have successfully collaborated on and continue to work together on several successful initiatives that are helping to revitalize our community.

Over the past few years, NPP funding has allowed the New London Neighborhood Alliance to partner with the City and Habitat for Humanity to offer critical home repairs and preservation assistance to several homes in the New London district. To spruce up storefronts, the grant has funded façade improvements and historical banners for empty storefronts, as well as lighting on the 400 block of High Street. Those Seward Johnson Atelier statues that appeared downtown? That was part of the NPP grant. A significant portion of the funding has gone into a multi-year effort to revitalize the Engle Ave playground, intending to create a natural and inclusive oasis in what was formally a disused neighborhood park.

These projects have not only improved the physical environment but also brought residents together and created a stronger sense of community. Moving forward, we’ll continue working with residents and local organizations to address identified needs, such as improving public spaces and working with other community and civic organizations to improve the quality of life in the district.

Together, the New London Neighborhood Alliance and Main Street Burlington remain committed to making our community a better place for everyone. We appreciate the continued support of the City and State and look forward to collaborating with residents, businesses, and local government to achieve our shared goals.