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Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee Launches Survey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) has launched a survey aimed to gather input from the community on downtown redevelopment.

Participation will help guide the SPDRC as it prepares its redevelopment plans. The 23-point survey asks residents everything from “what is your primary reason for coming downtown,” to “what type of housing should be developed downtown?” and “what cultural activities do you support for downtown?” Many directions and decisions will be made based on survey results.

The online survey can be found here.and on the Scotch Plains government home page and on the Township’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScotchPlainsTwp

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The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee will hold a second town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School auditorium. Downtown business owners, property owners, and residents will hear from members of the committee, which was formed earlier this year, about what a revived business district might look like in the next five to 10 years.

“I hope we have some action. I hope we get going in 2018.” said Mayor Al Smith at last Tuesday's Scotch Plains Council meeting. “Right now, the police department, the fire department, and the rescue squad are saying what additional requirements they need for new buildings downtown."

The Township plans to have an information table on redevelopment at Scotch Plains Day on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

“I am really looking forward to community participation in this survey,” said Mayor Al Smith, chairman of the SPDRC. “It is important to reach out to the community to ask for their opinions and perspectives on downtown redevelopment. Leaders have to lead by listening, and results from this survey will help the SPDRC as we formulate our redevelopment plans.”

Among the possibilities being discussed are moving the Scotch Plains Municipal Building from 430 Park Avenue to another location. Any overall development plan for Scotch Plains must incorporate the affordable housing as part of its COAH obligation. The Township is awaiting final word from the state on what the number of units is going to be. Officials are anticipating that the number of affordable units that Scotch Plains must build will be about 450 units.

 

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