2018 Cherry Hill Master Plan
Master Plan Public Hearing
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the N. John Amato Council Chambers located at 820 Mercer Street, Room 208, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 to consider the adoption of the 2018 Cherry Hill Township Master Plan, specifically the following elements: a comprehensive reexamination report of the existing master plan and development regulations (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-89(a) through (e)); a statement of objectives, principles, assumptions, policies and standards upon which the constituent proposals for the physical, economic and social development of the municipality are based (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28(b)(1)); a Land Use Element and its required components (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28(b)(2)(a) through (f)); an Economic Development Element and its required components (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28(b)(2)(a) through (b)); Plans For Place Subplan Elements (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28(c)); a specific policy statement indicating the relationship of the proposed development of the Township, as developed in these Master Plan Elements to the master plans of contiguous municipalities, the Camden County Master Plan, the State Development and Redevelopment Plan and the Camden County District Solid Waste Management Plan (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28(d)); and several appendices.
The following documents are available for public inspection and will be considered for adoption by the Planning Board:
1. Chapter 1: Introduction
2. Chapter 2: Demographics
3. Chapter 3: Public Outreach
4. Chapter 4: Vision & Goals
5. Chapter 5: Land Use Plan Element
6. Chapter 6: Economic Development Plan Element
7. Chapter 7: Plans For Place Subplan Element
8. Appendix A: Existing Conditions Report
9. Appendix B: Public Outreach Report
10. Appendix C: 2007 Master Plan Reexamination Report
An Executive Summary is also available for public inspection.
This public notice is being made in accordance with the requirements of the Cherry Hill Township Zoning Ordinance (Section 705.A) and the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-10(a), 11 and 13). All maps and documents are available for public inspection during normal business hours (between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM) at the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building in either the Department of Community Development (Room 202) or the Office of the Municipal Clerk (Room 107) located at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002. You can also contact the Cherry Hill Township Department of Community Development at (856) 488-7870 should you have any questions or concerns.
Master Plan Public Outreach Meetings
As we continued in our efforts to update the Township’s Master Plan, we asked our residents to lend their voices and share their ideas for the future of Cherry Hill Township. We invited all interested residents, business owners, and stakeholders to attend one of two identical public meetings.
The structure of these meetings was unique as we wanted to allow all attendees to have an opportunity to learn about the work we have done so far and have meaningful discussions on the major overarching trends that may affect Cherry Hill in the future and identify opportunities and challenges within the township. In order to accomplish this, we had three identical sessions during the course of each meeting. Each session started with a presentation of the information gathered in the Existing Conditions Report and answered any preliminary questions, then participants moved on to discuss the major components of the Master Plan, and ended with a discussion about goals and objectives that the Township should be focused on into the future.
The Existing Conditions Report is a stand-alone document that serves as a preface to goals and recommendations that will be established in the Cherry Hill Master Plan update (2018). The report is structured to impart a clear a picture of the Township, where it stands today, and how it got there.
Existing Conditions Report
Executive Summary - DRAFT
Existing Conditions Report - DRAFT
Resident & Visitor Surveys
The 2018 Cherry Hill Master Plan Resident Survey and Visitor Survey is now available online at the links below. Should you have any questions on the 2018 Cherry Hill Township Master Plan, please contact the Cherry Hill Township Department of Community Development at (856) 488-7870 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Master Plan
A Master Plan is a comprehensive long-range plan intended to guide growth and development of a community or region. The Master Plan identifies and examines a wide range of physical issues including population, housing, land use, transportation, neighborhoods, community facilities, and natural resources. The implications of each are analyzed and translated into a series of goals and policies for the Township. This effort culminates in the creation of a Master Plan, which provides recommendations for future land use, natural features, transportation improvements, and special strategies for key areas in the Township.
A sound master plan ensures that Cherry Hill Township remains a highly desirable community in which to live, work, and play.
The master planning process can be broken down into 4 major tasks:
- Task 1 includes data collection, public participation and outreach through the use of public forums, social media and a community survey. Meetings with stakeholder groups will also be conducted. An Existing Conditions Analysis will also be prepared to establish a baseline to frame the goals, objectives, and policies, as well as the various elements, of the Master Plan.
- Task 2 consists of synthesizing the data collection garnished in Task 1 and is the planning phase that establishes the framework for the content of the Master Plan.
- Task 3 includes the public presentation of the draft plan and vets the draft recommendations for public review and comment, which includes the prioritization for implementation actions.
- Task 4 invokes the final review, documentation, and adoption of the Master Plan by the Planning Board, which may include Zoning Ordinance recommendations to Council.
Master Plan Components
The Master Plan will contain the following sections, according to the requirements set out by the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL):
- A statement of objectives, principles, assumptions, policies and standards upon which the constituent proposals for the physical, economic an social development of the Township are based
- A land use plan element
- A housing plan element
- A circulation plan element
- A utility service plan element
- A community facilities plan element
- A recreation plan element
- A conservation plan element
- An economic plan element
- A historic preservation plan element
- A recycling plan element
- A sustainability plan element
- A statement indicating the relationship of the proposed development of the municipality in relation to adjoining municipalities, the County Master Plan, the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, and the district solid waste management plan
Public outreach opportunities are designed to offer a variety of ways for residents and business owners to participate in the planning process, in order to solicit input from a broad cross-section of the community. As such, public outreach and communication will be an ongoing collaborative process between community members, stakeholders and the Township. Ultimately, the public outreach and communication strategy is designed to:
- Enhance community participation and input;
- Integrate consensus building with planning process;
- Strengthen community partnerships;
- Provide learning opportunities to improve mobility, housing, recreation, access and quality of life issues for residents, businesses and visitors; and
- Gather and integrate community input and feedback.