MEET APA-NJ’S          GREAT PLACES IN          NEW JERSEY 2012Celebrating Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great P...
Downtown Bordentown, Bordentown City, Burlington County  Great NeighborhoodBordentown has retained its downtown’s strong ...
Downtown Frenchtown, Frenchtown Borough, Hunterdon County  Great NeighborhoodLocated on the Delaware River, Frenchtown’s ...
Pier Village, Long Branch City, Monmouth County  Great NeighborhoodFrom the ashes of a major fire that destroyed Long Bra...
Grove Street Plaza, Jersey City, Hudson County  Great Public PlaceGrove Street Plaza, adjacent to the PATH station, has b...
Waverly & Lincoln Places, Madison Borough, Morris County  Great Public PlaceAs the hub of downtown Madison, Waverly and L...
Historic Perth Amboy Waterfront, Perth Amboy City, Middlesex County  Great Public PlaceCapitalizing on its spectacular vi...
Broad Street, Hopewell Borough, Mercer County  Great StreetThrough sound planning and the combined efforts of local offic...
Church     Street,     Montclair     City,    Essex    County           Great      StreetJust two blocks long, Church Str...
A special thanks to the Great Places in New Jersey judges:Jef Buehler, State Coordinator, Main Street New Jersey & Improve...
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APA-NJ's 2012 Great Places in New Jersey Designees

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Launched this year, Great Places in New Jersey recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces - three essential components of great communities. These places represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historic interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

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APA-NJ's 2012 Great Places in New Jersey Designees

  1. 1. MEET APA-NJ’S GREAT PLACES IN NEW JERSEY 2012Celebrating Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces
  2. 2. Downtown Bordentown, Bordentown City, Burlington County  Great NeighborhoodBordentown has retained its downtown’s strong historic character while shaping it into ahigh quality, mixed-use neighborhood with excellent shopping and dining opportunities.
  3. 3. Downtown Frenchtown, Frenchtown Borough, Hunterdon County  Great NeighborhoodLocated on the Delaware River, Frenchtown’s historic downtown offers charming shops andrestaurants that grow its tourist trade, as well as a variety of housing types.
  4. 4. Pier Village, Long Branch City, Monmouth County  Great NeighborhoodFrom the ashes of a major fire that destroyed Long Branch Pier in 1987, Pier Village hasrisen as a stunning beach front neighborhood with stores, restaurants and other walkableamenities for residents and visitors alike.
  5. 5. Grove Street Plaza, Jersey City, Hudson County  Great Public PlaceGrove Street Plaza, adjacent to the PATH station, has been transformed into a new centerfor the cultural and political life of downtown Jersey City. Watch the local ABC Newsstory: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=8452640&syndicate=syndicate&section.
  6. 6. Waverly & Lincoln Places, Madison Borough, Morris County  Great Public PlaceAs the hub of downtown Madison, Waverly and Lincoln Places boom with bustling stores,entertainment venues, restaurants and regular outdoor events.
  7. 7. Historic Perth Amboy Waterfront, Perth Amboy City, Middlesex County  Great Public PlaceCapitalizing on its spectacular views of Raritan Bay and Staten Island, the Perth Amboywaterfront offers a wide range of recreation opportunities and well-preserved historicfeatures that shine with local pride.
  8. 8. Broad Street, Hopewell Borough, Mercer County  Great StreetThrough sound planning and the combined efforts of local officials, business owners,and residents, Hopewell has retained Broad Street’s historic character while ushering itinto a new era of prosperity.
  9. 9. Church Street, Montclair City, Essex County  Great StreetJust two blocks long, Church Street still manages to excel in all of the elements of aGreat Street. Visitors following the S-curve route enjoy the streetscape as it unfolds.
  10. 10. A special thanks to the Great Places in New Jersey judges:Jef Buehler, State Coordinator, Main Street New Jersey & Improvement District ProgramsDan Kennedy, AICP/PP, Deputy Director, NJ Office for Planning AdvocacyCharles Latini, Jr., AICP/PP, APA-NJ Chapter President and Principal, LGH Planning LLCDebbie Lawlor, FAICP/PP, Region I Commissioner, American Institute of Certified PlannersTony Nelessen, M. ArchUD, PP, CNU, Associate Professor, RutgersMichael Sullivan, AICP/PP, APA-NJ Urban Design CommitteeLeonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Director, Arts Build Communities, RutgersLinda Wills, AICP/PP, LEED Green Associate, Great Places Committee ChairAPA-NJ Great Places Committee:Linda Wills, AICP/PP, ChairBonnie Flynn, AICP/PP, Chapter SecretaryCharles Latini, Jr., AICP/PP, Chapter PresidentCommittee support: Sheena Collum, Executive Director& Grant Hall, Intern, Ramapo CollegeKnow of a great place in New Jersey? Nominate it in 2013!

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