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The Time for MLUL Reform is Now!

posted on March 30th, 2017  |  Read more

Are you a municipal official, planner, developer, land use attorney, environmentalist or anyone else interested in local development who has been frustrated by the ins and outs of the MLUL? If so, join us for a Re-Forum where our open meeting format will allow participants to shape the agenda on what changes you’d like to see!

NJDEP Proposal to Renew Municipal Stormwater Permits

posted on September 16th, 2016  |  Read more

In early 2016, NJDEP requested comment on preliminary drafts of the renewed NJPDES Municipal Tier A and Tier B Stormwater General Permits, including their substantially revised “Post Construction Stormwater Management” requirements.

Plan4Health

posted on August 9th, 2016  |  Read more

In March of 2015, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association received funding through the APA Plan4Health Project to bring together a coalition of partners to undertake the Trenton Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative was designed to address inactivity and unhealthy diet–two primary determinants of chronic disease–as well as housing and health equity issues in the City of Trenton.

Boonton Transit Village Feasibility Analysis & Community Visioning

posted on February 23rd, 2016  |  Read more

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  |  Read more

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.

A Vision for Revitalizing the French Street Commercial Corridor

posted on February 23rd, 2016  |  Read more

APA-NJ CPAP was invited to New Brunswick by the Esperanza Neighborhood Project and New Brunswick Tomorrow to create a vision plan to enhance the French Street commercial corridor using input and recommendations from community residents, businesses, and shoppers.

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