Seven projects and plans, ranging from a mixed-use brownfield redevelopment to a shopping center transformation to an innovative alternative to traditional zoning, will receive New Jersey Future’s 2012 Smart Growth Awards. Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award, honoring his decision to build a new headquarters in Newark.
Incentives for solar facility development on brownfields and landfills should be made more attractive than incentives to develop on farmland and other open lands.
A new report from New Jersey Future examines the use of non-contiguous clustering in nine New Jersey municipalities as a land-preservation tool.
Two plans, an innovative zoning code, a feasibility study and three projects are winners of New Jersey Future’s 2012 Smart Growth Awards. In addition, the Cary Edwards Leadership Award will be presented to Joseph M. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America.
New Jersey Future’s comments recommend some needed revisions to the draft State Strategic Plan to ensure that it will improve the state’s economy, its environment, and its communities.
N.J. Lt. Gov. Guadagno will deliver the opening remarks at Redevelopment Forum 2012, focusing on how the state is streamlining its incentives to foster growth while preserving critical resources.
The newly released the Priority Growth Criteria will determine where state development and preservation incentives will be directed. They need to be refined and tested to ensure they support the State Planning Act and work in accordance with smart-growth principles.
New Jersey could gain another million residents in the next 30 years. Based on the population trend in New Jersey’s urban areas, more than half of them could be accommodated in our cities without having to disturb a single acre of new land.
A bill to extend some development permit deadlines also threatens open space, and runs counter to the principles in Gov. Christie’s new State Strategic Plan.
In addition to winning a New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award, Byram Township has also won a national technical-assistance grant for its planned Village Center.