A new report indicates that, regardless of the differences among municipalities, smart-growth-style development always provides a better return on public investment than traditional low-density development.
New Jersey Assembly overwhelmingly approves the cluster development bill, which could see a Senate vote as soon as May 13.
A new bill streamlines New Jersey’s portfolio of economic incentives, but unless it is amended it will go too far toward subsidizing sprawl development.
The cluster development bill has received unanimous approval in Senate and Assembly committees, and is headed for votes in the full Senate and Assembly.
The cluster development bill is advancing in the New Jersey State Legislature; key contacts and bill text.
A new Rutgers report highlights the coming problem of aging and abandoned suburban office parks. Those facilities that cannot be repurposed to meet the market demand for mixed-use, transit-accessible employment centers should not be the recipients of state job-creation incentives.
The process that will lead to adoption of the State Strategic Plan is moving forward once again, with a final public hearing now scheduled.
Not only are New Jersey’s urbanized counties leading the state in population growth trends, the cities within those counties are also leading the way. This is good news for the most developed state in the country.
The lieutenant governor and four senior state officials discuss how the new State Strategic Plan will help foster redevelopment in the Garden State.
Hunterdon County is considering moving to a single, county-wide school district. This would not only save overhead and administrative costs, it would have significant land-use benefits, including the possibility of cheaper and more diverse housing.