DescriptionThe City of Newark is presently engaged in ambitious urban renewal activities for the revitalizing or rebuilding of existing deteriorating and blighted conditions.
During Newark's three hundred years of growth, physical residential and other facilities in many parts of the city have deteriorated to such an extent that they require either complete clearance and replacement of structures, or in some cases effective rehabilitation and restoration of basic minimum standards, in order to provide decent, safe and sanitary use and occupancy.
Creeping blight threatens every portion of Newark. Together with the existing severly substandard conditions, it has made imperative the establishment of a city-wide comprehensive renewal program in order to deal effectively with these problems. In addition, the comprehensive program is needed to assign priorities to the various individual renewal projects now under active consideration.
The present Demonstration Grant Project was established, therefore, to develop basic principles and study methods to be used in the delineation of all types of renewal treatment areas and to prepare a ten-year renewal program for such areas throughout the city, for the purpose of conservation, rehabilitation and/or redevelopment.
The First Interim Report attempts to indicate our general progress, methods used and data investigated, and to outline the initial criteria which have been formulated. It must be emphasized that the report, preliminary in nature, has not been officially adopted by the City of Newark, and represents merely a summary of our efforts to date.
NotePrepared with the assistance of a demonstration grant from the Housing and Home Finance Agency Urban Renewal Administration, under Section 314 of the National Housing Act of 1954, as amended.
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