Public spaces affect our physical, psychological and and emotional well-being and contribute to our sense of community.
A public space is a place that is accessible to the public at anytime of day such as parks, plazas and yes, even roads and sidewalks. They contribute to our sense of well-being and a feeling of community. At CDS we are passionate about keeping parks and public spaces in great condition so that they can be enjoyed by all stakeholders; from the youngest to the oldest and those with diverse needs. We manage and coordinate all aspects of public space management including park/streetscape planning and construction, facilities and asset management, landscaping, cleaning and public safety.
Colgate Center Property Owners Association (CCPOA)
Jersey City, NJ
The Colgate Center Property Owners Association (CCPOA) is responsible for the waterfront common areas that surround the development sites of the former buildings associated with the Colgate Palmolive manufacturing facility on the Jersey City waterfront.
CDS manages and oversees annual studies and repairs of various portions of the waterfront walkway, including working with engineers to identify critical infrastructure issues with the walkway/pier, prioritizing repairs based on a comprehensive reserve study and supervising repairs and capital improvements.
In 2009, CDS successfully managed the redesign and construction of Nathanael Greene Park, a waterfront park that is privately owned by the CCPOA and is made accessible to the public for recreation and enjoyment. The park features recreational opportunities for a wide range of users and includes a wildflower garden, and a beautiful selection of plantings that surround the park.
In addition to capital improvements and facilities management, CDS provides daily cleaning and sanitation services for the waterfront walkway and Nathanael Greene Park, landscape maintenance, and quality-of-life supervision through its Segway Ambassador patrol program and management of a seasonal off-duty police program.
Mulberry Commons Park
Opened in 2019, Mulberry Commons Park is a signifier of Newark’s downtown revitalization progress over the last decade. CDS was tasked with both getting the park’s day to day operations up and running and providing management support for the private stakeholder group charged with overseeing the park’s operations. CDS coordinated a smooth transition from the construction phase to regular park operations and oversaw the establishment of a daily cleaning and sanitation program, daytime and evening quality-of-life ambassador program, seasonal off-duty police program, and bi-weekly landscape maintenance program.
In addition to park operations, CDS also worked in coordination with the City of Newark and private stakeholders to coordinate special events and programs within the park, including the annual American Cancer Society Walk, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, and private events in support of local commercial and residential stakeholders.