A focus on housing and development at the 2024 New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference

No matter where you hail from in the Garden State, we can all agree that New Jersey is a great place to live, raise a family or host your business. And yet we face a number of challenges that require thoughtful planning as we promote development that ensures our economic vitality and stability. Together, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA New Jersey) are proud to host our annual Planning and Redevelopment Conference this June 5 to 7, 2024, and invite you to join!

New Jersey Future, APA-NJ: Deadline near for planning and redevelopment forum topic proposals

With the annual New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference less than four months away, organizers are seeking session proposals for the multiday program.

Hinchliffe Stadium, Westfield downtown among 2023 Smart Growth Award winners

New Jersey Future has unveiled the winners of this year’s Smart Growth Awards, highlighting projects from Paterson to Westfield with a major focus on planning and redevelopment.

AT&T is leaving its iconic campus in Bedminster. Local officials say they’re more than ready.

Bedminster Township has spent eight years preparing for the possibility that AT&T would vacate its iconic 1.1 million-square-foot campus near the junction of interstates 78 and 287, culminating in in a recent vote to rezone the 194-acre property. Now that the move is imminent, local officials are confident that their efforts will pay off.

Scotch Plains seeking developer, forging ahead with long-awaited downtown revival

Scotch Plains is seeking a developer after recently adopting a long-awaited redevelopment plan for its downtown, aiming to create a vibrant hub with a mix of retail, restaurants, housing, a consolidated library and town hall, public plazas and parking.

New Jersey Future, APA-NJ seeking session proposals for March planning, redevelopment forum

Two of the state’s top planning organizations are seeking ideas for discussion topics as they lay the groundwork for a multiday, virtual and in-person conference in early 2022.

New grants for New Jersey towns, cities could boost redevelopment opportunities

Business leaders are cheering the passage of a new economic development incentives law in New Jersey, following a two-year battle in Trenton and the added uncertainty of the pandemic. Yet some stakeholders are pointing to a far less heralded, less contentious piece of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act as a key tool for spurring new investments around the state.

Reinhart to receive leadership award at New Jersey Future awards program

One of the state’s top organizations for smart growth and planning advocacy is set to honor its longtime chair and the former director of Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute.

Addressing affordable housing: Government leaders must adapt

After multiple Supreme Court decisions over 50 years, the creation of the Council on Affordable Housing and its subsequent power stripping by the Supreme Court in 2015, over 60,000 units of affordable housing have been created. So, does that mean that the battle over affordable housing in New Jersey is over? Nothing could be further from the truth.

Breaking through

As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, Stanbery Development Co. has spent more than four years navigating local politics and state regulations in its quest to redevelop a vacant office complex in Parsippany. But the firm is now on a path toward fulfilling its vision, which calls for a mixed-use, downtown-style development anchored by high-end restaurants and retail.