We are happy to release the revised draft of Newark’s River: Public Access & Redevelopment Plan. This plan updates Newark’s municipal development regulations along five miles of the city’s Passaic Riverfront. It replaces fifty-year-old zoning regulations primarily planned for industrial uses and lacking specific riverfront provisions with a legal framework that allows new uses and mixes of uses, consolidates design standards to create valuable urban places, and provides for public access as required by federal and state law.
Following the release of the public draft on February 27, 2012, a public information session was held at Newark City Hall on March 13, and public comments were collected until March 26. The revised draft represents many small changes made in response to these comments. A hearing on this plan is scheduled before the Newark Central Planning Board on Monday, June 11, 2012, starting at 6:30 pm at Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, in the 2nd floor Council Chambers.