Hunterdon County Growth Management Plan
Adopted December 13, 2007
This webpage provides information on the Hunterdon County Planning Board's ambitious growth management planning process. This process is integral to assembling a successful Growth Management Plan representing our community's desired outcomes for land use, transportation, open space preservation and environmental protection. In the end, the plan will provide guidance to County government while simultaneously providing tools to municipalities to tackle the tough issues they will face in the future. For an overview of the Smart Growth Grant, view the Smart Growth Grant Slide Show.
A key aspect of our planning process is public participation in the formation of a common vision known as VISION 21 for the County. The Board is developing innovative tools so that planning information and concepts can be presented to the County as a whole and be used to judge public sentiment on issues that are key to our future. Public participation will guide the planning process, resulting in boundless opportunities for education, input, discussion and buy-in at all levels. We urge everyone to get involved in as many aspects of the planning process as possible.
The planning process and the eventual County Growth Management Plan is being funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Office of State Planning under the Smart Growth Planning Grant Program. In-kind County support is being provided as well. Hunterdon County was awarded $144,000 of the initial $273,000 that was requested for our two-year program. The County has not as of yet received the remainder of the funding requested. However, we are proceeding to completion of the plan with some anticipated modifications to the original proposal if the funding does not materialize.