Camden gets a business upgrade

CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden is getting a Business Improvement District as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to turn things around. 

The people who run the city’s Special Services District are getting the contract which, in essence, takes the work they currently do into more sections of Camden. 

City Councilwoman Felisha Reyes-Morton said the BID’s duties will include “some beautification, graffiti removal, some simple street sweep cleaning and making sure that the business corridors are presentable.”

There will be additional marketing efforts included in the $1.7 million price tag. Commercial properties assessed at $400,000 or more will be on the hook for the tab. Those under $400,000 won't be affected.

A new 13-member board will run the entity, based on similar BIDs in Philadelphia and several New Jersey cities. 


CORRECTION: The latest version of this story reflects that commercial properties assessed at $400,000 or more will be affected.