This morning, two decades after the site was originally cleared of shuttered and seedy businesses, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) will open the 25-acre, half-mile Gateway Park to the public. The park is situated between Cooper River and Admiral Wilson Boulevard, and runs from The Pub in Pennsauken to approximately where the Boulevard meets 19th Street.
The statement below is by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. in regard to issues occurring at Crestbury Apartments.
“The owners and managers of Crestbury apartments failed their residents, the city and the county in making basic necessities available for elementary living conditions in their 392-unit complex. Having seen the disgraceful state of the complex yesterday, it is clear that no one should have to live in these unacceptable conditions. Throughout this sprawling 18-acre area, a subsidiary of Lincoln Capital Investment LLC, the Camden County Health Department already has seven active court cases that are based on complaints from residents. Today, inspectors went through apartments, spoke with residents and issued seven more summons for substandard conditions.
Urban Grown is a community-based organization whose goal is to eradicate hunger in urban communities locally, regionally, and nationally by providing residents with healthy affordable food as well as educating residents on self-sustainability. The organization is comprised of Camden, NJ natives Charles Curtis, III (President) , Quinzelle Bethea (Vice President) and Ebony Sellers (Treasurer).