Neighborhood Boundaries and Urban Renewal Areas (as of October 1963)

Map of proposed urban renewal projects in Newark from the city’s 1964 Master Plan prepared by the Central Planning Board. Nearly all of the urban renewal projects were to be located in the Central Ward, where the majority of the city’s black and Puerto Rican communities lived and worked. Though these communities were to be deeply impacted by urban renewal projects, they had very little representation in the planning processes.