In 2019 the City received a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to promote rehabilitation and support businesses in the Central Business District covering Main Avenue from Monroe Street to Pennington Avenue.
The Passaic Neighborhood Preservation Program Plan has four major goals:
The promotion of a dining corridor
The creation of murals
Improvements to retail storefronts
An area wide planning effort to facilitate rehabilitation of structures
Outdoor dining began in June 2020 on the Main Avenue Parking Island between Washington Place and Jefferson Street. Local restaurants are encouraged to advise patrons of this outdoor seating, convenient to scores of eateries along Main Avenue and Broadway.
Questions regarding the Neighborhood Preservation Program can be directed to the Passaic Enterprise Zone Development Corporation at 973-365-5520 or email the Urban Enterprise Program.