"It is our working purpose to help build an amazing community, that will rival some of the best
along the Jersey Shore, by focusing on the potential and opportunities in the Chelsea neighborhood."
Chelsea EDC's Lastest Projects
Chelsea EDC's Neighborhood
Plan: 5 Focus Areas
Chelsea has an incredible diversity of cultures. Engaging residents, promoting the arts, and fostering the leadership capacity of Chelsea residents are paramount for success.
Residents and stakeholders continually brought up issues that relate to the overall wellness of the community. Working to improve neighborhood safety, pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure, and healthy lifestyles pays dividends long into the future.
Youth & Recreation
Improvements are needed to existing parks and recreational facilities as well as programming for Neighborhood youth. The Chelsea Neighborhood will benefit from the activation of O’Donnell Park and the establishment of quality recreational programming for youth.
Housing needs were very clear – better quality housing priced within residents means. Supporting individuals looking to purchase a home, improving the quality of the existing housing stock, and promoting the overall resilience and beautification of Neighborhood properties.
The strategies in this section fall into two categories – supporting the businesses in the neighborhood; and providing resources to the residents to earn a living wage with opportunity for advancement. Diversifying the Neighborhood economy, supporting existing businesses, and preparing workers for good, local jobs will lead to a vibrant Chelsea.