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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
George Henrys event 2014
New Jersey Future To Honor George Pruitt, Pioneer in Higher Education, Trenton Revitalization

The long-time president of Thomas Edison State College will be recognized for his commitment to higher education and to New Jersey’s capital city.

Irvington's bus terminal. Photo: Jim Henderson
Two New Transit Villages Named, Including Second Bus-Centered Designation

The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.

Housing near a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station in Jersey City. Photo courtesy of NJTPA.
New Study Shines a Light on Mixed-Income Housing Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

A new analysis of income distribution in the neighborhoods around New Jersey’s transit stations shows that the benefits of access to transit are not always available across all income groups.

Rendering of the new Panasonic North America headquarters in downtown Newark.
New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Downtown Bordentown. Photo courtesy of JGSC Group.
Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

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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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