[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.
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
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.