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.
When: March 3, 2017; 9:00 to Noon
- 9:00 to 9:30 – Registration and coffee
- 9:30 to 9:45 – Welcome and Introduction
- 9:45 to 10:30 – Parklet Overview – what is it? What do it? And the Summit Experience
- 10:30 to 10:45 – Break
- 10:45 to 11:00 – The Rahway Experience
- 11:00 to 11:15 – The Hudson County Experience
- 11:15 to Noon – Panel Q&A
This workshop is designed as a peer exchange for counties and municipalities in Northern New Jersey to make them more aware of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) and the benefits it can bring to property owners in flood plain areas. The workshop will highlight several counties in our region with CRS User Groups that already provide support to local communities taking advantage of the CRS Program to improve resiliency.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15; 9:30 to Noon
WHERE: NJTPA Board Room – 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ
9:30 – to 9:40 – Welcome – Mary K. Murphy, Executive Director, NJTPA
9:45 to 10:15 – Community Rating System Overview – Marianne Luhrs, AICP, Natural Hazards Program Specialist/Regional CRS Coordinator, FEMA
10:15 to 11:00 – The Local Experience: Jason Botcher, GIS Specialist, Hudson County,Joe Barris, Assistant Director of Planning, Monmouth County, Mark Villinger, Principal Planner, Ocean County
11:00 to 12:00 – Q&A/Discussion and Next Steps – Facilitated by Jeff Perlman, NJTPA