City of Perth Amboy Middlesex County Planning Department Jewish Renaissance Foundation Middlesex County Improvement Authority

Final Report Now Available! Download report here (Large PDF).*

Report appendices available here (Large PDF)*

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Proposed view to Smith Street from Train Station

Proposed view to Smith Street from Train Station

This LDP project developed a station area plan for the area included within the half-mile radius of the Perth Amboy train station. The station area plan will be used to support the city in their goal to create a transit overlay district or transit zone and achieve Transit Village designation. This project builds on the Perth Amboy Economic Growth Strategy completed in 2012.

OBJECTIVES

  • Increase ridership at the train station to create economic opportunities and serve as a source of revitalization for city’s core
  • Address and manage growth in an environmentally sensitive manner that encourages transit use
  • Improve access and safety for all modes of transportation
  • Develop a station area plan and contribute to the creation of a supporting zoning ordinance to encourage equitable transit oriented development around the train station

    The overall Plan for Downtown Perth Amboy, connecting the Perth Amboy Train Station, Fiver Corners, and Waterfront Gateway areas.

    The overall Plan for Downtown Perth Amboy, connecting the Perth Amboy Train Station, Fiver Corners, and Waterfront Gateway areas

KEY ISSUES

  • Land Use and Urban Design
  • Transportation
  • Asset-Based Economic Development
  • Business Environment and Entrepreneurial Support

RECENT UPDATES

Updated on February 9, 2014

The project final report has been released an is available at the top of this page.

A final presentation was held in front of the City Council on November 13th. You can read about it in this article.

The presentation can be viewed here, in PDF form.

The Perth Amboy LDP concluded with a Walk, Talk and Act Tour, held on February 28, 2014. The tour presented an opportunity for project partners to share key challenges and recommendations with representatives from key state agencies.

Apart from the Project Team and Steering Committee participants, other notable attendees included Anthony Finocey from NJDEP, Paula Stevens from the NJ Council on the Arts, Paul Ceppi from NJEDA, Alan Miller and Gary Scharfenberger from the NJ Office for Planning Advocacy, Charles Burton from Senator Menendez’s office, and Craig Coughlin, assemblyman from NJ District 19. The Tour focused on the Transit District, but also featured Perth Amboy’s waterfront and a walk along Smith Street.

The proposed redevelopment plan centered on the Perth Amboy NJ Transit Station

The proposed redevelopment plan centered on the Perth Amboy NJ Transit Station

The project sets the stage for the next steps in the project’s evolution: the Development and Adoption of new Transit District Zoning and applying for Transit Village designation.

PROJECT TEAM

  • EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company
  • NJ Transit
  • HR&A Advisors
  • Fitzgerald and Halliday

PROJECT TIMELINE

July – November 2013

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