Three cities offer three approaches to urban downtown revitalization.
Cities and Towns
Finding the most appropriate solution for a vacant property will almost always have multiple positive effects. Often the best solution is not demolition.
The new Census estimates show a continuation of county population trends: Older, already-built places see growth, and exurban counties see population losses.
Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.
For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.
New York’s plan allocates significantly more funding than New Jersey’s to local planning in order to foster comprehensive risk analysis for recovery investments.
A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.
The suburban places that used to lead the list of fastest-growing municipalities in New Jersey are still growing, just more slowly.
A leading real estate analyst warns that if municipalities are going to keep up with changing market demand, they will have to make some significant changes to their land use regulations.
New population migration data show that, at least for the moment, New Jersey’s pattern of sprawl development has slowed significantly.