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March 15, 2013

Together North Jersey is hosting a workshop, Together 202: Reimagining Complete Communities along a Connecting Corridor, for residents and the public to provide feedback on a vision for strengthened, more connected communities along the Route 202 corridor. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Somerset County Human Services Building, 27 Warren Street, Somerville, NJ. Free parking is located in the deck next to the building. This event is open to residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties, the general public, and other interested parties.

Together 202 is a joint effort between Together North Jersey, Hunterdon and Somerset counties to initiate constructive dialogue among residents, workers, and business owners in the communities along Route 202 between Flemington and Somerville. The goal is to create a locally-based vision that bolsters the local economy and supports different transportation options along the roadway – cars, public transit, biking, walking  – while maintaining community character.

This hands-on forum will offer residents, business owners and other local stakeholders the opportunity to weigh-in on a locally-based vision that has been developed for the corridor.

The Route 202 corridor connects residents and workers to many different places, including downtown Somerville and Flemington, numerous shopping centers and corporate campuses, and farms and open spaces. Looking ahead, how can these places become even better? Public input is needed to help answer questions, including:

  • What should be developed at vacant properties?
  • How can neighborhoods, workplaces and shopping centers be better connected?
  • How can Route 202 communities best take advantage of local economic resources, like farms and open space?

This is the second public workshop for Together 202; the first took place in late January and convened local residents and public officials in exercises that have helped to shape the corridor vision.

Together North Jersey is a collaborative partnership dedicated to strengthening the region’s economy and improving access to good jobs, quality schools, safe and stable neighborhoods, a healthy environment, fresh food, and civic and cultural resources. The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the administrative and fiscal agent for Together North Jersey. For more information on Together North Jersey, please visit http://www.togethernorthjersey.com or contact Miriam Salerno at miriam.salerno@ejb.rutgers.edu.

 

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