| 02 May 2011
Posted in Economic Development - Boonton Redevelopment
Boonton Redevelopment Plan Goals
The goal of the Boonton Redevelopment Plan is to achieve an effective redevelopment approach. A plan must be a comprehensive community driven design, a mixed land use approach effort that serves the wider interests of all stakeholders. Objectives are driven by the mandates established under the latest Boonton Master Plan and enhancements derived from further research and community interests.
Preservation of historic elements, the enhancement of historic identities that is structured around a central theme, should be critical element of the Plan's revitalization effort. Given past and current identity as a transportation crossroads, redevelopment should also focus and embrace a center for transportation and technology research. Another theme of the Plan, is the focus on green technology and energy conservation.
Fundamentally, redevelopment must solve the critical concerns of reducing tax burden, solving infrastructure issues related to parking, road/traffic circulation, providing residential housing for seniors and young adults, while revitalizing Boonton's legacy of cultural arts, while preserving/enhancing open space/recreational needs.
Charette Review Steps for Planning the Redevelopment of Boonton
Step 2: Review/Finalize Redevelopment Vision, Mission, Mandates, and Expectations
Step 3: Establish Redevelopment Organization, Stakeholder Participation and Responsibilities
Step 4: Review/Assess Boonton’s Current Economic Status
Step 5: Address/Establish the Strategic Issues for Redevelopment
Step 6: Define the Historical/Innovative Technology/Housing Objectives for Redevelopment
Step 7: Review/Refine the Redevelopment Plan Outline and General Content Requirements
Step 8: Review/Refine a Preliminary Redevelopment Plan Projects
Step 9: Develop an Effective Implementation Process
Step 10: Define the Next Steps Forward and the Participation Involvement