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Redevelopment

Redevelopment is reinvestment in neighborhoods and commercial areas to replace or repair previously developed buildings or plots of land that are in substandard condition or are no longer useful in their current state.

Redevelopment sites can be found in urban, suburban and rural locations, as well as on “brownfields” that may be contaminated by a previous industrial use.  Redevelopment is a core component of smart growth in that it promotes development in existing communities with infrastructure and away from critical environmental lands and resources.

In New Jersey, redevelopment may be publicly or privately initiated, but it is often associated with the procedures and activities of municipalities as permitted by the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, including the “clearance, re-planning, development and redevelopment” of an area in accordance with an adopted municipal redevelopment plan.

Future Facts
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Forum Keynote: Opportunities (and Challenges) for Great Change

Redevelopment Forum keynote speaker Lynn Richards from Congress for the New Urbanism argued that this is the moment for great change in how we grow and develop.

Hoboken's proposed Southwest Resiliency Park, an example of "green" infrastructure intended to capture stormwater before it runs into the city's sewer system.
Release of Combined-Sewer Permits Should Trigger Generational Investments in Affected Communities

The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.

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COAH Decision Will Allow New Jersey To Move Forward With Fair Housing Process

The decision allows access to courts for affordable-housing challenges, re-opening the door to sound planning, production of housing for people of all incomes.

U.S. Air Force photo of Sandy damage to the Jersey Shore.
New Jersey Future Vulnerability Assessment Process To Be Presented at National Conference

A process developed by New Jersey Future helps that municipalities quantify their financial vulnerability to flooding and sea-level rise will be featured at the American Planning Association’s national conference in April 2015.

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CNU President Is 2015 Forum Keynote Speaker

Incoming CNU President Lynn Richards will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Redevelopment Forum.

Articles and Stories
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Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to present their plans to restore the Assunpink Creek at a Sept. 15 meeting.

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New Jersey’s Urban Water Systems: A Challenge, and an Opportunity for Collaboration, Engagement, Innovation, Vision

How can New Jersey turn this urban water infrastructure crisis into an opportunity for long-term prosperity. August 2014.

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Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

This report and related case studies summarize the state of urban water infrastructure in New Jersey and how it affects residents and businesses. May 2014.

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New Report Highlights New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

This report and related case studies summarize the state of urban water infrastructure in New Jersey and how it affects residents and businesses. May 2014.

2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Announced

April 29, 2014 – Respected environmental lawyer Joe Marazati receives 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award at the Smart Growth Awards with New Jersey Future.

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