2022 Master Plan Update

[The most current information can be found at https://www.maplewoodnj.gov/government/township-master-plan]

During this past winter the Township put out to bid, and awarded, a contract for planning assistance in the creation of a new Masterplan. The contract was awarded to DFJ Planning of New York City.

The first community engagement is an on-line workshop that will be available through the summer. It can be accessed at https://maplewoodmasterplanworkshop.com.

The second community engagement workshop was live and was held on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30pm at the Woodland. The materials presented at the meeting are shown below:

A third public workshop, also live, is planned for the winter months.

DFJ will be overseeing a process that will take approximately one year:

PHASE ONE Community Engagement (on-going)

Community Engagement Plan

On-line Engagement: web site and surveys

Interactive on-line workshop

Pop-up Events

E-Blasts and on-going publicity

Focus Group meetings

Public Workshops to review draft recommendations

PHASE TWO Maplewood Today (months 1-5)

Review Prior Plans and Studies

Meetings with Department Heads

Create Vision Statement, goals identified

Develop 3-4 Themes that capture “big picture” aspects of Vision

Maplewood Today report documenting current conditions and trends

PHASE THREE Recommendations, and Plan Draft & Review (months 5-12)

Share recommendations at public workshop and on-line survey

First draft shared with Master Plan Steering Committee

Updated draft presented at Township Hearing

Final draft prepared for adoption with involvement of Planning Board

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This site was created to chronicle the five year public process leading to the construction of Clarus Maplewood, and beyond!   We recently re-arranged it to provide easier access chronologically or by topic area.  Check out the changes by using the search box, or using the project overview. Check out the What’s Next? page for a listing of recent planning efforts and developments.