The Magic Marker Site





The Magic marker site is a seven acre parcel of land located within a predominantly poor, minority residential neighborhood. The site was used as a battery manufacturing plant and contains elevated lead levels and other soil contaminates. It serves as keystone for a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) designated Brownfield Development Area. The site was also designated as a US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Justice Community. It has been developed into mixed income housing units, while the adjacent contaminated drainage swale will be restored and redeveloped into public open space.

Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc. (BRS), on behalf of the City of Trenton:

  • Manages the restoration of the adjacent drainage swale
  • Reviews and evaluates environmental assessment work
  • Conducted legal agreement negotiations
  • Serves as liaison between the City of Trenton and the NJDEP
  • Disseminated information to the local residents and stakeholder groups

BRS obtains and manages funding sources for this site including New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund, New Jersey Smart Growth Planning Grant, USEPA Assessment Grant, USEPA Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund, USEPA Cleanup Grant and New Jersey Section 319 (h) Non-point Source Grant.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Client: City of Trenton  319 East State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08608