Englewood Planning Board approves long-debated master plan

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Dear Residents:

Please see article in the February 22, 2014 Record: “Englewood Planning Board approves long-debated master plan”

I am happy to say that the Planning Board has adopted a new master plan for Englewood. The Planning Board is expected to memorialize the approval at its next meeting.

Stayed tuned for updates.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

Englewood Planning Board approves long-debated master plan

Saturday, February 22, 2014

BY KIM LUEDDEKE

STAFF WRITER

The Record

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ENGLEWOOD — After several community meetings, extensive public comment and exhaustive review, the Planning Board has adopted a new master plan for the city.

“It’s been a long process, gentlemen and ladies, but I think we’re finally there,” acting Planning Board Chairman Lewis Baer said Thursday.

The board approved the 157-page document — a blueprint for development and activities in the city — by a 6-1 vote. Curtis Caviness cast the lone no vote.

The board is expected to memorialize the approval at its next meeting, City Manager Tim Dacey said.

The plan is meant to help officials make land-use decisions as they work to transform the city into an arts and cultural center with a thriving downtown and improved mass-transit options. Among the ideas outlined in the plan are a mixed-use, walkable downtown that balances residential living with commercial activities; promotion of the arts; reuse or redevelopment of Liberty and Lincoln schools; a parking- and congestion-management plan to mitigate downtown traffic; and capitalization of development opportunities in the event the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is extended to Englewood. The rail line starts in Jersey City and ends in North Bergen.

The plan also discusses turning Englewood South, an industrial section, into a neighborhood of entrepreneurs and an area where artists can live and work
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