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NJ Redevelopment Forum 2020 - Cialone

  1. 1. ANNISIA CIALONE, AICP, PP, LEED AP DIRECTOR: DEPT OF HOUSING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, + COMMERCE
  2. 2. MANHATTAN STATEN ISLAND JERSEY CITY HOBOKEN BAYONNE BROOKLYN NEWARK KEARNY REGIONAL CONTEXT • Most diverse city in the country • 2nd largest city in NJ (2017 census est. Pop of 270,753 ppl ) • 15 sq miles of land area and 22 linear miles of coastline • Well connected by transit with 3 major operators (Port Authority: PATH, NJT: light rail and bus, NY Waterway ferry service) • Liberty State Park as major regional destination • World-class views Path Station JC Municipal BorderN Ferry Terminal RIPE FOR REDEVELOPMENT Light Rail Station View from Hudson River Waterfront
  3. 3. REDEVELOPMENT IN JC
  4. 4. ZONING + REDEVELOPMENT • 87 Redevelopment Plan Areas • First RDP adopted 1952 • Ranging from 100+acre sites to 1 small city block • Challenges in limiting scope/districting (plans within plans) • Lack of universal language for density standards (du/acre, du/block, FAR, building envelope) • Managing “spot-zoning” amendments • Reconciling outdated parking standards • Reconciling concentration of density within the floodplain …IT’S A LOT.
  5. 5. JERSEY CITY RDPs GREGORY PARK | 1952 MONGOMERY GATEWAY | 1978 NEWPORT | 1985 LIBERTY HARBOR NORTH | 2001
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF REDEVELOPMENT
  7. 7. LEVERAGING BONUSES $$ MEETS COMMUNITY NEEDS CULTURAL FACILITIES In-Progress: Provost Square in Powerhouse Arts District Give-Back: New theater / gallery / performing arts space as part of 4-phase development RESILIENCY + OPEN SPACE Developing: Grand Jersey RDP Give-Back: Subsurface stormwater storage + land rise at major breach point with public park build-out TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE Testing: Canal Crossing RDP, Jersey Ave Light Rail RDP Give-Back: Build-out of new light rail station + platform / pedestrian access PUBLIC FACILITIES In-Progress: Statco in Emerson District of Jersey Avenue Park RDP Give-Back: New Police Station and New Coles Street Park
  8. 8. OPTIMIZING SITE POTENTIAL A PATH FOR CRITICAL FACILITIES • Originally part of Paulus Hook RDP • Separated out into Block 13102 RDP : adopted 2016 • Provided increased density bonuses for the following community benefits: • Annex to Public School 16 built + turned over to BOE in past- capacity neighborhood • Improvements to existing senior housing building at southeast corner of the block • 5% affordable units in new tower (deed restricted for 20 year min.) >37 affordable units • Public plaza / open space built at northwest corner of property 25 Columbus | Mixed-use Tower (5% affordable) 100 Montgomery | Existing Tower PS 16 Annex | New School Build-out
  9. 9. ADAPTING TO CURRENT TRENDS • Redevelopment and Brownfields o RDP outdated by the time development can happen o RDP didn’t capture adjacent growth + new demand • Expanding the Intention o Original permitted uses not comprehensive o Beyond residential : How can we help these areas feel less manufactured? o Expanding the notion of mixed- use Resi + ground floor commercial can still be sterile • Reconciling Context o Surrounding area hasn’t “caught-up” with original vision, or has surpassed o Existing building stock > encouraging adaptive reuse NEW INDUSTRIAL OVERLAY RDP STUDY AREA NEARBY SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AMENDING PLANS
  10. 10. CHALLENGES OF REDEVELOPMENT
  11. 11. CHALLENGES IN RDPs POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT RDP Adopted: 2004 Challenges: Reconciling the floodplain with the RDP, Arts Contribution Requirements > within our purview to oversee? ENOS JONES RDP Adopted: 2018 Challenges: Redevelopment abutting historic districts, writing redevelopment for the flood plain > beyond building protection JOURNAL SQUARE 2060 Adopted: 2010 Challenges: How much is too much? TDR policies vs transit capacity, Density by envelope MANAGING SMART GROWTH POLICIES
  12. 12. REBLIGHTING COMPLETED PLANS • Original RDP adopted in 1975 • Plan was fully built-out by mid early 80’s, but no Certificate of Completion was issued. • Plan called for low-rise, low density, auto-oriented development • Site is located in a transit-rich area, just 1 block from Grove Street Path Station • Surrounding context has become high- density, mixed-use • Challenges in re-blighting area when plan is still active CHALLENGES IN RDPs POTENTIAL | Re-blight RDP Area EXISTING | Implemented RDP ADJACENT CONTEXT | Waldo Lofts ADJACENT CONTEXT | The Oakman
  13. 13. CHALLENGES IN RDPs WEBSTER AVE RDP Adopted: 1979 Challenge: 40% of plan area is existing non-conforming with permitted density. *EXPIRATIONS-WHAT NOW? (2019) OCEAN BAYVIEW RDP Adopted: 1977 Challenge: Requires large lot to permit multifamily and ground floor retail uses (10,000sf) *EXPIRATIONS-WHAT NOW? (2017) CAVEN POINT RDP Adopted: 1984 Challenge: No objective to conserve environmental resources or maintain public access (privatizing + profitizing the waterfront) OLD PLANS : DATED VISIONS

Editor's Notes

  • It gives us the option to customize bonuses so that they respond to the needs of a specific neighborhood, etc.
    Ability to grant a tax abatement – guided planning policy
  • Redevelopment allows us to maximize site potential by combining / creating alternatives of zoning
  • Feeding off of benefits, we are constantly amending plans so that we use RDP to our benefit while also capturing most up to date development potential / trends
    Amendments: Particularly necessary in these brownfield sites where cleanup takes 10+ years. Vision needs to be current
  • JOURNAL SQUARE: Developers stacking bonuses while we stack demand “late” in the transit line
    POWERHOUSE: $$ in arts + permanent public arts display requirement, how does a city planning agency ensure compliance with these requirements after build-out? Should Redevelopment branch this far?
    ENOS JONES: the RDP “creep”… how this intersects with historic areas, where is the transition zone?
  • CAVEN POINT: Existing wetlands under threat for expansion of private golf course
    OCEAN BAYVIEW: Min lot size for multifamily/mixed-use is too large – properties can’t get use variance – development potential for area is stalled.
    WEBSTER: 40% of area is existing non-conforming. Owners/developers prohibited from making significant improvements or renovating/modernizing.
    City-wide looking for where there are plans that should be transitioned to straight zoning.
    What to do when plans expire. Self imposed by the municipality with no answers to what they means for their status.

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