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Public Comments Sought for Somerset County Land Use, Infrastructure Report

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Walter Lane, Somerset County Planning Director Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Freeholders
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board will host the final public information meeting on the “Supporting Priority Investment in Somerset County Phase 3 Study” on Thursday, June 15, starting at 6 p.m. in the third-floor freeholders’ meeting room in the county administration building at 20 Grove St.

The study is a continuation of a multi-year planning process to support the Somerset County Investment Framework. This effort is being undertaken in partnership with participating municipalities and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

The Phase 3 Study involves a thorough analysis of future land use alternatives for 17 municipal Priority Growth Investment Areas (PGIAs) and Local Priority Areas (LPAs) in Somerset County. The analysis included recommendations for transportation, infrastructure, land use and zoning changes that advance the goals and objectives of the Somerset County Investment Framework and municipal master plans. 

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The final public meeting will include:

An overview of the Phase 3 Study goals and objectives and summaries of the recommendations for the 17 municipal PGIAs and LPAs;

Display boards summarizing the findings and recommendations from each of the 17 PGIA/LPA framework plans;

An opportunity for attendees to speak one-on-one and provide input to Somerset County Planning Division staff and members of the consultant team.

This year-long study is funded through an NJTPA Sub-Regional Studies Program grant. The study will be completed June 30, with a final report released over the summer.

The Somerset County Administration Building has free parking available in the adjacent Bernie Field Parking Deck off East High Street. The meeting also is accessible by NJ Transit bus and rail service.  Driving directions to the county complex can be found at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/about/county-complex-directions

For further information, contact Somerset County Planning Director Walter Lane, AICP/PP, at PlanningBd@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 231-7021. 

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