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Welton Street Park
A new neighborhood park is being designed for development on Welton Street at the corner of Drift Street. Three abandoned houses have been demolished to make way for the park. The park design will include: Seating area with tables where residents can relax or eat lunch; A multi-purpose area in the center of the park; […] Continue Reading

Ferren Redevelopment Plan
The New Brunswick Planning Board will be considering a redevelopment plan for the former Ferren Mall and adjacent properties at the Board’s March 13 meeting. Public comment on the Plan is welcome. A draft of the Plan is AVAILABLE HERE The Plan proposes mixed-use development for the area, including office, retail and residential uses. It […] Continue Reading

NB Cultural Center Redevelopment Plan
The New Brunswick Planning Board recommended adoption of a Redevelopment Plan for the New Brunswick Cultural Center area by the City Council. The Plan calls for development of new theaters and housing in the area, as well as permitting office, retail, restaurants and educational uses. The Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the […] Continue Reading

Ferren Mall Demolition
The demolition of the Ferren Mall and parking deck will begin on or around November 1. The demolition process will take approximately 5 months to complete. Church Street between Spring St. and Kirkpatrick Street will be closed due to the demolition. Portions of Spring Street will also be closed for periods during the demolition process. […] Continue Reading

Ferren Redevelopment Plan Hearing
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Planning Board will consider a proposed redevelopment plan for the Ferren parking deck area and nearby properties (link). The Board will be reviewing the plan to determine its consistency with the City’s Master Plan. The redevelopment plan area is partially in an “area of redevelopment” and partially in an […] Continue Reading

Complete Streets Policy Adopted
The City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy at the May 16th Council meeting. Learn more about Complete Streets here. Continue Reading

Small Businesses Can Save 70% on Energy Upgrades
NJ’s Clean Energy Program’s DIRECT INSTALL Program can save local businesses thousands of $$$ to replace and upgrade lighting, HVAC, furnaces and other equipment with energy-efficient technology. Contact Sandra Torres at Tri-State Light & Energy for more info: 610.789.1900 NJDirectInstall@tsle.com
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More Bike Lanes in New Brunswick
More bike lanes were installed on Remsen Ave. & Tabernacle Way. The new dedicated lanes stretch from Neilson St. to Sandford St., where they connect with the existing Remsen bike lanes. The lanes will also connect to the New Brunswick Bikeway that will connect the College Ave Campus and Douglass Campus. Construction of the bikeway [… Continue Reading

Recreation Park Improvements Discussed with Neighbors
Mayor Cahill and the Civic League’s Roy Epps hosted a community information meeting about Recreation Park improvements last night with neighbors from near the park. This was the 3rd community meeting to discuss concept plans for the park. The City hopes to upgrade the ball fields, add community gardens, a skate park area and parking, […] Continue Reading

Wellness Plaza & Gateway featured in NJ Municipalities
The Wellness Plaza and Gateway projects are featured on the cover of this month’s NJ Municipalities magazine. Mayor Cahill’s article discusses the positive impact both projects are having on New Brunswick. Continue Reading

1924 Zoning Ordinance
The first zoning ordinance adopted was by New York City in 1916. New Brunswick was an early adopter of zoning regulations, as the City adopted its first zoning ordinance in 1924. The ordinance was written by Herbert S. Swan of New York City. Mr. Swan was involved with the drafting of the original New York City […] Continue Reading

Master Plan Reexam Report Available
by City Of New Brunswick on January 31, 2012 in Planning News
The 2012 Master Plan Reexam Report is available online under “Documents” Continue Reading