Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash joined Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd and Congressman Donald Norcross to announce the start of a large scale demolition project aimed at eliminating approximately 600 blighted structures throughout the City of Camden. The project, beginning with Phase 1, will result in the demolition of 62 abandoned and unsafe buildings in the Whitman Park and Cramer Hill neighborhoods.
“This initiative will eliminate nuisance properties that are public safety hazards in order to improve neighborhoods,” Nash said. “Removing these buildings will enhance the quality of life for the effected blocks and be a boost for residents.”
Phase 1 will be funded with a $970,000 federal Community Development Block Grant. The second $8 million citywide phase will be financed by a bond to be paid off with revenue from a tax on city parking lots.