Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues.

Throughout the pandemic, DNJ posted important updates related to legislative and policy initiatives in response to COVID 19, as well as resources from peers and experts. 

Policy News Feature

Policy Watch – October 2021

October 11, 2021 – Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns.

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Policy News Feature

Policy Watch – May 2021

May 25, 2021 – Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns.

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Policy News Feature

Policy Watch – February 2021

February 5, 2021 – Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns.

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The Importance of Flexible Streets

February 4, 2021- It is during challenging times that we get to rethink how we can work together to thrive and stay resilient. For many cities and towns, the secret to their success is something we have been advocating for long before “streeteries” and pop-up plazas were a thing – Flexible Streets.

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Annual NJ Downtown Conference Focuses on Recovery

January 19-22, 2021 – Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference and New Jersey’s premiere economic development event, Downtown Recovery: Survive and Thrive in 2021, offered insights and lessons into downtown management best practices, as well as development, business, and retail market trends.

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Winter Tents for Your Downtown

November 17, 2020 – So, you’re thinking about putting tents up to extend outdoor dining through the winter, but aren’t quite sure of the requirements or how to go about doing it?

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