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Asbury Park is a seaside city in northern New Jersey, a small but densely packed part of the coastline. Situated in the City’s southwest quadrant, Asbury Park’s West Side is a neighborhood with challenges and opportunities. The neighborhood was hard hit by the race riots of the early 1970s, the economic downturn of the 1990s, and the housing crisis of the 2000s. Even as the city’s prosperous East Side attracted an unprecedented amount of new investment in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the West Side neighborhood continues to struggle. The main commercial corridor, Springwood Avenue, is dominated by vacant lots, despite the fact that it is only a five-minute walk from Cookman Ave, the East Side’s vibrant main street.

Although the West Side’s growth is far outpaced by the growth of the East Side, new developments are beginning to materialize. The Springwood Avenue corridor is on the brink of revitalization, with almost all of its currently vacant parcels slated for near-term investments. The Springwood Center, the first new mixed-use facility to be built on Springwood Avenue in 30 years, is complete. Springwood Park opened in summer 2016, and two new mixed-income rental developments are poised to break ground in the next year.

Regional Context

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The City of Asbury Park

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The Boardwalk

Kula Cafe

Cookman Ave, East Side

Springwood Ave, West Side

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West Side Planning Area

West Side Planning Area

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The Local Economy

The Local Economy

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...poverty rate in Asbury Park compared to about 11% in New Jersey.
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...unemployment in Asbury Park compared to 6.5% in New Jersey.
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Lincoln Village Housing Complex

Lincoln Village Housing Complex

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...of Lincoln Village residents are female, compared to a 50-50 split in the West Side and the City as a whole.
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...of Lincoln Village residents are under age 18, compared with 33% in the West Side.