Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP)

The Hawthorne Gateway is a mixed-use neighborhood consisting of the Borough’s central business district, and adjoining commercial and mixed-income areas, which also incorporates public facilities such as the municipal building, the library, a NJ Transit train station, and public open space and recreational facilities. Many businesses are struggling in a post-pandemic environment, leading to businesses closing and vacancies, a trend the Borough hopes to reverse by strengthening the entire neighborhood, including the connection among residential, recreational and commercial uses.

The NPP Implementation Plan was submitted to the State by the Coordinator on February 18; we were given Final Approval on March 1, 2022. 

At the Council Meeting on March 16, 2022, a Resolution adopting the Hawthorne Implementation Plan was adopted by our Borough Council. Now the work begins!

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - Borough of Hawthorne, Hawthorne Gateway District

SLIDE PRESENTATION:  Power Point Presentation to Council March 16, 2022

July 2022. The temporary brackets were installed on Diamond Bridge Avenue and Lafayette Avenue to hang a flowering basket on each one; we had additional flower baskets, so we installed temporary brackets on the walkway leading to the pool, as well as inside the pool. The area outside the entrance to the pool was mulched and barrels with flowers were placed at entry point; the flag pole area was planted with flowering plants, as well. 

SURVEY RESULTS:  Please see below graphs, charts and supporting data.

For details on the Hawthorne Gateway District, see the map below.