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What We Are Reading: September-October 2015

Welcome to the fall installment of “What We Are Reading.” TOD news of note in New Jersey and in the nation.

Work Begins on Metuchen’s Pearl Street Redevelopment

When completed, years of planning will result in new housing, retail, parking and a public piazza in Metuchen’s center.

Irvington Named 30th NJ Transit Village

Bus service and the Irvington Bus Terminal are at the core of NJ’s 30th Transit Village, Irvington Township.

Park Ridge Named 29th NJ Transit Village

Named the state’s 29th Transit Village, the Borough of Park Ridge is focusing on pedestrian improvements and zoning changes to achieve its TOD goals.

What We Are Reading: July-August 2015

Welcome to the summer installment of “What We Are Reading.” Here we present transit-oriented development news of note here in New Jersey and in the nation.

What We Are Reading: May-June 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading.” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the national, and internationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

In Rahway, Dr. Downtown cures what ails New Jersey Main Streets

By Megan Malloy, June 25, 2015, WNYC News
A look at Rahway as an example of how New Jersey’s small cities reflect a shift from suburban sprawl towards walkable transit-friendly places. This trend was also a focus of the recent Downtown NJ conference noted DNJ president Bob Goldsmith (not Goldstein as noted in the article).

Downtown New Jersey 2015 Annual Conference

Join us at the 2015 Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference “Your Downtown: The New Frontier from Main Street to the Highway”

Harrison Follows Its Vision Towards Redevelopment

Good planning and transit improvements are helping Harrison reach its redevelopment and TOD goals.

What We Are Reading: March/April 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading.” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends both here in New Jersey and nationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

Montclair project’s ‘green’ features target millennials

By Joshua Burd, NJBiz, April 14, 2015
Looks at a project that addresses the needs and demands of this growing demographic cohort. In addition to walkability and transit accessibility, the development includes amenities that promote sustainability and wellness.

 

Redevelopment creates a neighborhood in downtown Cranford

By Katie Lannan, NJ.

The Importance of Placemaking for Suburban TODs

Guest contributor, Debra Tantleff, discusses how focusing on placemaking can help communities achieve their redevelopment goals.

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