Princeton Master Plan Extends Community Visioning Survey
New Deadline to Complete Survey is Sunday, Nov. 6

PRINCETON, NJ – The Community Visioning Survey deadline has been extended to midnight on Sunday, Nov. 6, the Princeton Planning Department announced this week. The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, invites residents to express their opinions about Princeton, what they value in the community, and what concerns them most. The survey can be found at https://engage.princetonmasterplan.org/.

“We want to give people extra time to be able to contribute their opinions and ideas to this important effort,” said Municipality of Princeton Senior Planner Justin Lesko. “In addition, we have made some upgrades to the survey website for ease of accessibility and overall improved experience based on feedback we have received from residents.”

Thousands of responses were collected this past summer in the first “Tell Us What You Want” Consumer Survey that focused on economic development and consumer preferences. This second survey is the next phase in Princeton’s Master Plan and focuses on broader issues, including housing, development, parks, transportation, and sustainability.

Survey findings are crucially important in preparing for upcoming community-wide open houses, formulating overarching master plan goals and principles, and preparing for detailed decision-making and specific recommendations regarding land use, mobility, conservation and preservation.

The Planning Department, Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants Clarke Caton Hintz are preparing for an open house event on Wednesday, November 30, at the Princeton Public Library Community Room from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The open house will give the public an in-person opportunity to come listen to ideas, ask questions, and contribute in a meaningful way during the three-hour block.

Princeton residents can learn more about the Master Plan timeline, sign up to receive process updates, and take the new Community Visioning Survey at https://engage.princetonmasterplan.org/.

About the Princeton Master Plan
The Princeton Master Plan is a document, adopted by the Planning Board, which sets forth the policies for land use as envisioned by the municipality. This includes the character and location of new development and redevelopment, as well as circulation (vehicles, pedestrians and bikes), hazard mitigation and climate adaptation, conservation, preservation, utilities, public facilities and other elements of the built and natural environment. Through its various “elements,” which are distinct and yet interrelated, the master plan articulates a vision for the community, informed by the community.

Per New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law, which lays out the role and powers of the Planning Board, all municipalities must adopt a municipal master plan. Thus, the master plan is both an important legal document and a community’s vision for how and where growth should occur. To view archived municipal master plans including the 1996 Princeton Master Plan and its 2001, 2007, and 2017 amendments, visit https://www.princetonnj.gov/339/Master-Plan.

For more information, visit at https://engage.princetonmasterplan.org/.

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