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Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Welcome to the website for the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) and surrounding Jersey City community. It was our intention to create a website which could communicate ideas, events, and important announcements quickly and efficiently with local residents, shoppers, and of course, members of the CASID.

Most importantly, this website is a tool for the business community to connect with the neighboring community we do business with. It is full of useful information pertaining to Jersey City and one of its premier shopping areas, the Central Avenue Business District.

Visit our news area for business and community updates. See our Business Spotlight articles to learn about some of our legendary businesses and their owners. Check out our business directory and restaurant guide to see what's new on the Avenue. Are you a new resident or new business owner and you don’t know much about the Jersey City? Explore our site and you will be an expert in no time. Be sure to learn how your Special Improvement Distirct is at work for you.

Be sure to frequently check back in with us as this web site will continue to evolve as feedback is received from users like you. Enjoy the site!

District Management Corporation

The mission of the CASID is to make the district a center for shopping, dining, working and living. It works to engage stakeholders, drive collective decision making, and supplement services to the district. [Read More]

Board of Trustees

Every two years at an Annual Meeting of the Corporation, members of the CASID elect their own to serve on the Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the Trustees to govern the CASID organization and its mission to further the economic and social revitalization occurring in Jersey City. [Read More]

Meeting Schedule

Regular Meetings of the CASID are usually scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. The regular meeting location is the CASID office (366 Central Avenue Suite 201, Jersey City NJ). Click here for meeting dates.

Support Services

Every organization needs support services to achieve its mission. The CASID Management Corporation is administered by a team of professionals who assist the volunteer board of trustees. [Read more]

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about CASID? Our FAQ page may have the answers to your questions or email us.

Fun Facts about Central Avenue

  • Central Avenue is a Hudson County road. It is known as CR 633.
  • The shopping district is 14 blocks long and 3/4 of a mile.
  • There is only one true four way intersection in the shopping district - Hutton Street.
  • Most intersections on Central Avenue are T-intersections.
  • Central Avenue took shape in the 1800s. The first Model T-Ford hit the road in 1908.
  • Central Avenue was the main street for Hudson City (1860 - 1870) before Jersey City.