Celebrating 20 Years of the NJ Transit Village Initiative

On November 14, 2019, state and local officials gathered at the College Avenue Student Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Transit Village Initiative. Hosted by NJDOT, “Growing Transit Villages in the Garden State: Getting it Done” was a chance to take a look back on the achievements of the 33 municipalities that have joined the program and to look forward to the future of Transit-oriented Development (TOD) in the Garden State.

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Plainfield TOD Open for Business

While working closely with developers to push projects through in a streamlined manner, the administration of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is also working to maximize benefits for existing residents. The City insists on redevelopment agreements that require developers to carry out neighborhood improvements or make financial contributions to local programs.

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Harrison TOD: Development Gathers Pace in Former “Beehive of Industry”

The Town of Harrison was once a manufacturing powerhouse known as the “Beehive of Industry.” Decades after the assembly lines fell silent, Harrison is once again alive with activity. Moving away from – but not forgetting – its industrial past, the town has embraced a vision of a walkable, mixed-use community with prime access to the region’s job market.

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