NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 TNJ LDP Baker

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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 13 TNJ LDP Baker

  1. 1. LocalDemonstrationProject (LDP)ProgramNEW JERSEY FUTUREREDEVELOPMENTFORUMMarch 1, 2013
  2. 2. Together North Jersey•Voluntary partnership of jurisdictions,agencies, organizations and otherstakeholders in the 13-county North Jerseyplanning region –Provides a collaborative framework for regional strategic planning as part of US HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant –Together North Jersey members sign an MOU agreeing to work together•Primary Work Products –Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) –15 Local Demonstration Projects –Capacity-building, education and technical assistance
  3. 3. TNJ Focus
  4. 4. TNJ Local Demonstration Projects• Designed to create on-the-ground “success stories” and inform strategic regional plan development• Projects intended to be both “place-based” and “issue-based” • Project ideas will be solicited through a Ca ll fo r A p lic a tio ns open to p local municipalities, counties, NGOs, CBOs and CDCs • Up to 15 competitively selected LDPs to be undertaken; goal is to foster cross-border collaboration between and among municipalities, community-based organizations, investors, developers and the public around common challenges and opportunities to improve how people live, work and get around.• LDPs directed by NJ TRANSIT (member of TNJ Project Team) and executed by on-call Transit Friendly Planning, Land Use and Development consultant teams under contract to NJT, supplemented by specialized sub-consultants selected through recent RFQ process
  5. 5. LDPPilot Projects The Oranges and NewarkRoute 202 Corridor Asbury Park, Bradley Beach Neptune 5
  6. 6. Overarching Lessons Learned• Individual municipalities are beginning to see (and realize) the potential benefits of inter-municipal cooperation: • Successful joint grant application to USDOT by East Orange & Orange for Freeway Drive pedex safety study • Initiation of a dialogue on shared services in Monmouth County between 3 communities in study area AND Preferred Sustainability Status achieved for Monmouth County Arts Project competitive app to NEA for ‘arts corridor’ along rail line• Outreach & Engagement in planning efforts with a municipal scope requires new approaches: • Successful “word of mouth” on Monmouth County project was role of CBO partner, who has facility for seniors and low income residents in middle of study area• “Wins” can take many forms: • Connecting local partners to key state agencies and/or programs
  7. 7. LDP Timeline and Contact info• February 4: First Round of Applications were due; currently, Applications are being reviewed by a TNJ Technical Evaluation Committee• March 15: Selections are Recommended to TNJ Executive Committee• April 1: First Round of Projects begin• April 8: Second Round of Applications due Vivian E. Baker, Assistant Director, NJ TRANSIT vebaker@njtransit.com 973.491.7822
  8. 8. The NJTPA RegionBergen MorrisEssex NewarkHudson OceanHunterdon PassaicJersey City SomersetMiddlesex SussexMonmouth UnionNJDOT WarrenNJ Transit Port AuthorityGovernor’sRep.
  9. 9. • Hunterdon County Freeholder Matthew Holt, Chairman• Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise, First Vice Chairman• Ocean County Freeholder James F. Lacey, Second Vice Chairman• Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Third Vice Chairman• Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Secretary STANDING COMMITTEES Planning & Economic Development Committee Project Prioritization Committee Freight Initiative Committee Regional Transportation Advisory Committee
  10. 10. • Hunterdon County Freeholder Matthew Holt, Chairman• Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise, First Vice Chairman• Ocean County Freeholder James F. Lacey, Second Vice Chairman• Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Third Vice Chairman• Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Secretary STANDING COMMITTEES Planning & Economic Development Committee Project Prioritization Committee Freight Initiative Committee Regional Transportation Advisory Committee

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