Michaels’ Vice President of Development Nick Cangelosi has been appointed to lead the newly created Camden City Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The primary responsibilities of the BID are to coalesce various services to the City’s downtown business district including marketing efforts for local businesses, management of public spaces, street and sidewalk cleaning, graffiti removal and beautification efforts.
The Michaels Organization has been working in Camden for almost two decades, working with the Housing Authority of Camden to revitalize neighborhoods and create new affordable housing. In addition, Michaels partnered with Rutgers University to develop 330 Cooper, a housing community for graduate students. In 2019, Michaels relocated its corporate headquarters to a new office tower it developed with two partner firms on the Camden Waterfront, which is located next door to Michaels’ 11 Cooper community, the first market rate apartments to be developed on the Camden Waterfront in more than 15 years.
Cangelosi has served as lead developer on several of Michaels most recent community developments, including the comprehensive neighborhood revitalization of Branch Village. The Board will oversee the BID’s approximately $1.7M budget and up to 24 employees, many of which will be Camden residents. The goal of the BID is to continue the remarkable renaissance within the City by improving the visibility and vibrancy of the downtown relative to promoting a clean and safe atmosphere for residents, local businesses and visitors.
The BID’s Board of Directors include many public, private and neighborhood stakeholders including: Camden City Council President Curtis Jenkins, CEO of EMR Joe Balzano, Rutgers University Director of Economic Development Greg Gamble, Subaru of America’s Director of Corporate Real Estate Keith Metzger, CEO of Rowan University / Rutgers University Board of Governors and former Mayor of Camden City, Dana Redd and Senior Corporate Counsel of Campbell's Soup Company Keely James Stewart, among others.
Cangelois also serves as Chairman of Camden City’s New Life Community Development Organization in the Whitman Park Neighborhood, Board Member of the Heart of Camden in the Waterfront South Neighborhood, Member of the Rutgers University and Rowan University City of Camden’s Health Science Planning Committee, and a member of the Dean of Rutgers University- Camden Leadership Circle. In 2019, Cangelosi was recognized as a Circle of Honor winner by Camden’s Community Newspaper, The Anointed.Back to News Next article