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Somerset County TOD Plan wins NJAPA Award

The plan “TOD Opportunities in Somerset County, New Jersey” was awarded the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association (NJAPA) Outstanding Planning Implementation Award. This plan, profiled in Issue 1 of Transit-Friendly Development, was a collaborative effort led by Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC with assistance from Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University. The document presented an analysis of opportunities for transit-oriented development in Somerset County. In direct consultation with county residents, the team produced station-area plans and implementation strategies for three locations along NJ TRANSIT’s Raritan Valley Line. These conceptual visions for sites located in Bound Brook, Branchburg and Somerville provide a guide for municipalities to effectively implement TOD planning at the local level, focusing particularly on design, regulatory policy and financial strategies.

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