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Message from Tom Schulze, CPAP Coordinator
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website to learn more about APA-NJ’s Community Planning Assistance Program. My name is Tom Schulze, and I am leading this program for APA-NJ. Our goal is to provide volunteer planning support to municipalities and community-based organization in New Jersey through a workshop that would last from a half-week to a full week. The workshop, which would result in recommendations and a final report, would include officials and stakeholders from the selected community. The types of issues that could be addressed in the program are:
developing vision plans • housing needs assessment, • environmental planning • site planning • local transportation plans or traffic circulation studies • parking strategies • transit oriented development and redevelopment conceptual plans • developing a planning process • guidance on neighborhood-based plans • economic development initiatives • recreation needs
We are entering the second year of CPAP. In the first year projects were completed in Newark, Maurice River, Bradley Beach, and Jersey City.
This year the CPAP is being closely coordinated with efforts by the Chapter to bring experts from around the country to support rebuilding and resiliency planning in response to the October storm, Sandy. The national office of the American Planning Association will be paying to bring these experts to New Jersey to hold symposiums on resiliency planning and to conduct planning projects at the community level. These efforts are being closely coordinated with the New Jersey Chapters local program.
I strongly encourage you to investigate the CPAP further by reading the Request for Proposals and to submit a proposal. You can download the RFP here.
If you have any questions or need more information, I encourage you to contact me.
Thank you and I hope to be able to work with you on this very exciting program.