The City of Perth Amboy (the City) is in a period of transition and currently attempting to better position itself for the future. Changes in leadership have led to a desire for a new strategic direction. The City faces many challenges, but also has many assets. It needs to better understand those challenges, develop appropriate strategies, prioritize actions and marshal resources. This is precisely the role that assertive and pro-active planning should play.
In the end, the studio team organized the strategic vision plan as a three-pronged approach focused on neighborhood stabilization and improved housing conditions, targeted economic development and a green infrastructure approach to transportation and environmental enhancement.