Storm Water Management Improvements for State Street and Harrison Avenue
Rep. Rob Andrews (NJ-1) requests $1,000,000 for:
Cooper's Ferry Development Association
One Port Center 2 Riverside Dr. Suite 501
Camden, NJ 08103
The project will address storm water management issues along State Street and Harrison Avenue that hamper passage for pedestrians and vehicles alike. The project will separate the storm and sanitary sewer lines and provide other improvements to mitigate flooding and manage storm water. This is part of a larger project to completely rebuild Harrison Avenue and State Street between North Camden and the Kroc Center. With federal and county support for rebuilding the storm water infrastructure, American Water Co will rebuild the water infrastructure in the project area and the City will leverage NJDOT funds for road improvements. According to the 2000 census, the total population of Cramer Hill and neighboring North Camden was 12,994, 37% of which is under the age of 18, making access and usability of the Kroc Center, with its array of youth programming, a key priority. Cramer Hill's median household income is $21,119 and North Camden's is $15,555, short of the City average of $23,421 and well below the State average of $55,146. North Camden is one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Camden, recently ranked the poorest in the United State for a city of its size.