EAP Operations

The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) is a non-profit organization, designed by the City of Elizabeth to manage the Elizabeth Avenue Specialty Improvement District (SID).

Since its inception in 1999, the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) has seen much progress and has achieved much success in the areas of Safety & Security, Image & Appearance, Promotions, Events and Quality Business Retention and Attraction. The EAP has accomplished a great deal in the above-mentioned areas and was awarded the prestigious “Best of the Best” Award by Downtown New Jersey Inc., for Excellence in promoting the cultural diversity of the Elizabeth Avenue Marketplace. Many of the accomplishments are quite visible through aesthetic infrastructure improvements such as streetscape beautification projects, renovated lots, tree planting, graffiti reduction and murals, while others are less obvious and will take years before their effect becomes apparent.

Elizabeth Avenue is now being recognized across the state as a model of downtown revitalization. The efforts of the EAP have paved the way for new streetscapes, revamped storefronts, exciting events, additional street cleaning, increased security and even this website to empower the community. The EAP plans to continue to aggressively promote “The Market” on Elizabeth Avenue as a destination – a “Fun and Friendly” place to visit and shop while experiencing the “Flavor” of the areas many fine restaurants, bakeries and shops.

With its dedicated office staff and progressive Board of Directors, the EAP looks forward to meeting the challenges set before them of continually improving the business climate on Elizabeth Avenue. The EAP will continue it goals of increasing property values and attracting shoppers, as well as, the overall enhancement and revitalization of the district.

The EAP is dedicated to achieving the following objectives:

  • Improving the Image and Appearance of the district
  • Promoting the district through Publicity and Events
  • Improving the Safety and Security within the district
  • Improving the Parking and Accessibility to the district
  • Recruiting and Retaining businesses within our shopping district

Elizabeth Avenue Partnership Management
Dave Strochak, Executive Director
Mary Ann Coscarelli, Assistant Director

913 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite # 2A
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-965-0660 phone
908-353-0989 fax