Bruenig Avenue Park in Trenton has been selected as the beneficiary of the seventh annual “Build Day” community action project coordinated by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, New Jersey Chapter (NJ-NAIOP). The trade association currently is seeking sponsors for the ambitious plan to build a playground at the park during a one-day effort tentatively scheduled for early October.
With the support of members and friends, NJ-NAIOP Build Day has contributed more than three-quarters of a million dollars in cash and in-kind services, along with thousands of volunteer man-hours, to New Jersey cities. The project has established a successful track record of developing plans and designs to build and refurbish playgrounds in urban areas, including Asbury Park, Elizabeth, Harrison, Newark, Paterson, and Perth Amboy.
“This year’s project is surrounded with a particular sense of excitement because it will take place in our state capital,” committee co-chair Russell Tepper of Matrix Development Group said in a prepared statement. “We hope to build on the momentum generated by last year’s successful Build Day in Newark to further our commitment to providing urban neighborhoods with safer and better places to live, work, and play.”
Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer has pledged city resources for site preparation, fundraising, security, and other logistics involved with Build Day. Schoor DePalma is serving as NJ-NAIOP’s designer and project manager, and Trees For Trenton has been selected as the project’s charitable partner.
“We are looking for corporate sponsor commitments from within and outside our membership,” committee co-chair David Houston Jr. of Colliers Houston & Company said in a prepared statement. “New Jersey companies and their employees can volunteer time, materials and services for the project as well.” Sponsor names will be displayed prominently on a plaque at the playground site, on promotional materials, and on NJ-NAIOP’s website. For more information, call 732-729-9900.