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  • Development that protects open space and farmland, revitalizes communities, keeps housing affordable, and provides transportation choices
  • This is the simplest example of how a noncontiguous cluster might be executed., where all of the allowed units on both sites are constructed on one site, and the other site is preserved.
  • This is another example of how a noncontiguous cluster might be executed where all of the allowed units from four parcels are clustered onto one parcel.
  • Nj future non contiguous clustering 11-7-12 sturm intro

    1. 1. The Nuts and Bolts ofNoncontiguous Cluster Development New Jersey Future Webinar November 7, 2012 Made possible with generous support from The Bunbury Company | Community Foundation of New Jersey | William Penn Foundation
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda & Speakers1. Introduction Chris Sturm, senior director of state policy, New Jersey Future2. The Process of Adopting the Noncontiguous Cluster Approach Jim Dowd, member, Delaware Township Planning Board3. Planning Considerations and the Mount Olive Experience Frank Banisch, president, Banisch & Associates4. Implementation through Development Projects John Riggs, director of planning and environmental protection, Monroe Township5. Questions and Answers and Wrap Up
    3. 3. A few “housekeeping” details• To ask questions, please type them in using the “chat box” on the lower left of your screen• If you are having technical problems, call 609- 393-0008, x314• A follow-up email will provide links to today’s presentations and other resources
    4. 4. About New Jersey FutureSmart Growth research, policy and advocacy www.njfuture.org
    5. 5. Why Cluster? Put development where it makes the most sensePreserve open space or farmland without using tax payer funds
    6. 6. WHAT IS“NONCONTIGUOUS” CLUSTERING?
    7. 7. Conventional Development• “Large lot zoning”• Uniform lot sizes• Development covers most or all of the site
    8. 8. Contiguous Cluster Development• Development is concentrated on a portion of the site• Remaining land is preserved as open space or farmland without relying on public purchase
    9. 9. Noncontiguous Cluster DevelopmentTwo or more non-adjacent parcels are treated asa single site for the purpose of clustering.
    10. 10. Simple Example
    11. 11. More Complex Example
    12. 12. Implementation in New Jersey Ten towns with ordinances: • Delaware • Hillsborough* • Hopewell • Middle • Monroe* • Mt. Olive* • North Hanover • Ocean • Plainsboro* • Robbinsville* * Five towns with noncontiguous cluster developments
    13. 13. Up NextChoosing to Use Noncontiguous Clustering Jim Dowd, member, Delaware Township Planning BoardPlanning Considerations and the Mount Olive Experience Frank Banisch, president, Banisch & AssociatesImplementation through Development Projects John Riggs, director of planning and environmental protection, Monroe Township
    14. 14. Questions and AnswersSend them in using the chat window on the lower left of your screen
    15. 15. Resources from New Jersey FutureYou will receive an email today with links to:• Today’s presentations• New Jersey Future “cluster” webpage – Report: Case Studies of Noncontiguous Clustering in New Jersey – Presentation & Notes: Affordable Land Preservation Tools, with Notes, June 2011 – Proposed legislation: Cluster development bill overview
    16. 16. Resources from Our PartnersResources from our partners, including:• DVRPC municipal planning tool: Land Preservation through Noncontiguous Parcel Clustering in New Jersey• Sustainable Jersey: “Action” for clustering• ANJEC report: Using Ordinances to Protect Local Natural Resources• NJ Department of Agriculture report: Agricultural Smart Growth Plan for New Jersey
    17. 17. Thank you! Chris Sturm Senior Director of State Policy New Jersey Future csturm@njfuture.org 609-393-0008 ext. 114 http://www.njfuture.org

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