Flemington Borough’s Planning Board is presenting its comprehensive review of the Master Plan on Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7pm at the Historic Courthouse on 75 Main Street.
Approximately every ten years, the local Planning Board is required to re-examine, potentially update, change and determine the validity of the Master Plan for our community as set forth by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). It is this Master Plan that drives local land use ordinances, encourages smart and strategic development and provides the framework for sustaining economic and social viability.
Although Flemington’s last Master Plan was completed in 2010, the Planning Board, in conjunction with elected officials, agreed to re-examine the plan this year to help guide all of the revitalization efforts.
The project sub-committee who worked with the Borough’s Planner is comprise of Todd Cook, Planning Board Chair, Susan Englehardt, Vice Chair, Brian Budney and Mary Melfi, Planning Board Members, Flemington Business Improvement (BID) Executive Director Megan Jones-Holt, BID Planning Committee Chair Jeff Fleisher and resident Tom Brescia.
“Many stakeholders have volunteered, provided feedback and participated in public meetings regarding council, BID projects and multiple studies over the past several years. The Planning Board subcommittee has taken all of this into account whilst drafting this re-examination and has identified the sources that were used to prepare this report,” stated Todd Cook, Planning Board Chair and sub committee member.
The meeting will start off with a brief historic view of downtown centers presented by Freeholder Matt Holt who has led the County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report (CEDS). The CEDS report was one of many documents used as a resource in consideration of the re-examination.
Elizabeth McManus of Clarke Caton Hintz, the Borough’s Planner, will present to attendees the process for preparing this Reexamination Report and the recommendations contained therein. Public comment and questions will be invited after the presentation.
The proposed re-examination report will be available for viewing as of Monday, June 29th in the Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Municipal building located at 38 Park Avenue, Flemington or may be downloaded via www.historicflemington.com
Please mark your calendars and join us for this special Planning Board Meeting where our draft of the re-examination report will be discussed.