CP Assistance Program

Help Us Reach $5,000

posted on June 29th, 2017 in CP Assistance Program, Featured, News

The American Planning Association-NJ Chapter and the Center for Community Planning are pleased to provide a two-week program this summer for junior/senior level high school students in Paterson and Passaic interested in learning more about the city planning profession but we need your help.  The total program cost is $10,000 and APA-NJ is willing to match […]

Boonton Transit Village Feasibility Analysis & Community Visioning

posted on February 23rd, 2016 in CP Assistance Program, News

In 2015, the New Jersey American Planning Association (NJAPA) Community Planning Assistance Program (CPAP) team was asked to assist the Town of Boonton Economic Development Committee (EDC) with a feasibility analysis and community visioning relative to transit oriented development. As a component of the CPAP project, the EDC requested support in making application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for “Transit Village” designation.

South Ward Children’s Alliance

posted on February 23rd, 2016 in CP Assistance Program, News

The New Jersey Chapter’s CPAP team was invited by the South Ward Children’s Alliance in Newark’s South Ward to support the creation of a community needs assessment that could be used in their efforts to improve public education in the South Ward. The Alliance has become increasingly aware that addressing problems in the community, such as housing, crime and recreation, is a critical part of improving the South Ward’s public schools. The CPAP was asked to support their efforts to identify social issues in the surrounding neighborhoods and how they should be prioritized.

West Side Neighborhood in Newark

posted on February 23rd, 2016 in CP Assistance Program, News

Planner volunteers worked with the Tri-City People’s Corporation to develop a strategic plan for this struggling neighborhood in Newark’s Central Ward. The community has a long list of challenges, including high crime, significant poverty, troubled schools, inadequate housing, mortgage and tax foreclosures, and little or no strong community organization to steer the strategic plan. Positive aspects of the neighborhood are several organizations with long term commitments to the neighborhood, such as Tri-City Peoples Corporation, many houses of worship willing to support the effort, a beautiful county park at its center, West Side Park, and a growing commercial district along Springfield Avenue, where Home Depot, a movie theater, a newly opened Shop Rite and a several restaurants have opened.

South Ironbound Resiliency Action Plan (Newark)

posted on September 10th, 2015 in CP Assistance Program, News

The Ironbound Community Corporation invited the APA-NJ CPAP program to support their efforts to create a South Ironbound Resiliency Plan. The area includes residential, commercial, and industrial properties, and suffers from an array of issues that have been identified by the community.

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