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The City of Wildwood has been awarded a 5-year designation from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP).  This designation includes an initial $125,000 grant and, pending future years’ budget approval, will receive the same level of funding annually through 2026.  The designation is centered around the Pacific Avenue Business District between Taylor Avenue and Byrne Plaza.  NPP provides funding to assist with economic and community development projects designed to help revitalize the designated area and ensure future economic success.  The program also includes technical assistance from the State’s team of placemaking and community development professionals.  Projects are created by the designation’s Stakeholder Team, who solicited feedback from the community – in the form of a survey and several focus groups – to help plan the projects for implementation.

Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP)

Pacific Ave

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2023 Achievements

2022 Achievements

1. Business Marketing Program created by Wild Island Marketing

2. Façade Renovations

3. Byrne Plaza Landscaping Improvements

4. Community Events, Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park:

5. Development of Streetscape Design Elements and Purchase of Street Amenities

6. Capital contribution to Pacific Ave Street Light Replacement Project through NPP’s Community Capital Needs Grant


District Designation

Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP)

The Stakeholder Team’s Implementation Plan for the district, which has been approved by the State of New Jersey and the City of Wildwood, can be found at the link below.  Projects for the first year of funding and a roadmap for future years can be found in this document.


For more information on the program, please contact the Pacific Avenue NPP District’s Coordinator, Steve Booy, at

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