PLAINFIELD, NJ — Three community meetings will be held in Plainfield on Thursday evening, including a special one with the Planning Board.  According to the posted agenda, amendments to the South Avenue East Redevelopment Plan will be discussed, as well as a Park Avenue Gateway Area in Need of Redevelopment study.

Resolution 245-19 passed 6-1 at the July 8 City Council meeting, with Councilwoman Ashley Davis dissenting, to authorize and direct the Planning Board to conduct an investigation to determine if properties at 1204-1246 Park Avenue, 3-15 Randolph Road, and 2-20 Laramie Road should be designated as a redevelopment area, and to instruct the board to prepare a map to define boundaries.

Now this Thursday, the Planning Board will consider whether they should recommend to the council that property at 1204-48 Park Avenue should be designated as a non-condemnation area in need.

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Download the Special Planning Board Meeting agendapdf.  Read the full notice for the meeting:

PLANNING BOARD OF THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY PUBLIC HEARING ON A NON-CONDEMNATION AREA IN NEED OF REDEVELOPMENT INVESTIGATION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on November 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainfield City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey, the City Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider whether to recommend to the City Council that the property identified as Block 729, Lot 1 on the tax maps of the City of Plainfield, commonly known as 1204-48 Park Avenue in the City tax records, with frontage on Randolph Road and Laramie Road (the "Study Area") should be designated as a NonCondemnation Area in Need of Redevelopment, in accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. (the "Redevelopment Law") which authorizes municipal governing bodies to designate certain areas of the municipality as being in need of redevelopment. You have a right to be heard at the public hearing. Any interested party may appear at the public hearing and participate in the public hearing, in accordance with the rules of the Planning Board. The area in need of redevelopment investigation report prepared by Nishuane Group and a map depicting the boundaries of the Study Area are on file with the City Clerk, and are available for inspection during normal business hours. Once the Planning Board has made its recommendation, the City Council will consider whether to designate the Study Area as an area in need of redevelopment by resolution pursuant to the Redevelopment Law. Such a determination shall operate as a finding of public purpose but shall not authorize the municipality to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire the Study Area. A redevelopment area so designated shall be referred to as a "Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Area." Published by: THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD 10/26, 11/2/19 $192.20

The City of Plainfield will also conduct its third of four Master Plan workshops with community stakeholders. The Master Plan governs future land use, development, housing, transportation, sustainability, parks and other important topics and is updated every ten years. Input from residents is being collected and will lead to Planning Board acceptance of a new master plan by June 2020. 

Thursday's meeting will be held at Emerson Community School, 305 Emerson Ave.  Can't make it?  Provide input at

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The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority is scheduled to hold a public meeting to discuss and take action on an increase in the bulk waste fees at PMUA headquarters, 127 Roosevelt Ave, at 6 p.m. 

According to Director Eric Jackson, the increase in fees is a result of recent changes in China’s waste policies. He said there will be no impact to Plainfield residents, but will impact those outside of Plainfield who utilize the transfer station.  Read more.

To recap, Thursday's meetings are as follows:

  • Plainfield Planning Board — 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave.
  • Master Plan Workshop — 6 to 8 p.m. at Emerson Community School, 305 Emerson Ave.
  • PMUA Public Meeting — 6 p.m. at 127 Roosevelt Ave. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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