March 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA)
One Newark Center
17th Floor, Newark

Montclair Center, October 201

This workshop took place on March 3, 2017.  Event materials are provided below.

This workshop is intended for local officials, staff and business representatives who are considering the creation of parklets in their local business district. The workshop will include a review of the current status of parklets in communities in NJ and other areas, and an overview of the steps needed to create a single parklet, or a program for more than one parklet.  The workshop will include a discussion of the benefits that can come from parklets in a business district, the factors to consider in locating them, the concerns you can expect to encounter from members business owners, elected officials and residents of the community, and the issues and costs involved in designing, constructing, and maintaining them.

Event Materials and Presentations

  1. Parklet Overview and the City of Summit Case Study – Krzysztof Sadlej, Topology:
  2.  The Rahway Experience – Samson Steinman, Mayor
  3. The Hudson County Experience – Jay DiDomenico, Director, Hudson County TMAHudson County Experience
  4. Handouts from the City of Newark:
    1. Newark_Parklets_Planning_Guide_2015.11.06
    2. Better Block Newark Themes – June 2015
    3. Bergen St Better Block Event Flyer A 2015.06.06
    4. links to Newark web site – about Better Block Newark