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Greater Bergen REALTORS® has received a $5,000.00 placemaking grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to help make the town of Glen Rock a better place to live by transforming an unused space into vibrant public space for the community to gather and enjoy. The grant is intended to help REALTOR® Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper placemaking projects in their communities. The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® will use the funds to purchase agility equipment and bench seating.
“REALTORS® live, work, and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in working to improve them,” said Jorge Ledesma, CEO. “Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities. It creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to making things better. This grant will allow us to address areas in our community that are in need of enhancement and revitalization and create a place where friends and neighbors can come together.”
Placemaking grants are awarded to local and state REALTOR® associations to help them and their members create new public spaces and destinations in a community, like turning a parking spot into a people spot (parklet) or a vacant lot into a pocket park or garden. REALTOR® associations and their REALTOR® members are actively engaged in the community and know the neighborhoods and the properties that would benefit most from these placemaking projects.
For more information on the Glen Rock Dog Park, visit www.glenrocknjdogpark.org To find out more about National Association of REALTORS® placemaking program visit, realtoractioncenter.org/Placemaking.
The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® provides invaluable information, programs and services to insure the success of its members in everyday business. As the leading voice of real estate in North Jersey, we advocate for the public to protect private property rights as well as the right to home ownership. The association is a highly influential and important member of the local, state and National REALTOR® family. The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® represent over 7,500 realtors in northern New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.bergenboard.com.