A Vision for Newark

Planning Workshop Convened to Develop Mayor Booker's 100 Day Vision for Newark.

Working in close conjunction with newly elected Mayor Booker's 100 Day initiative, RPA convened a three-day planning workshop to craft a vision for the City. The event brought together public sector, private sector, and civic stakeholders from across the city who have been working on planning and community development challenges to synthesize their efforts into a consensus vision for the Mayor moving forward. The result of this workshop was a Draft Vision for the City of Newark that plans for rapid growth and improved quality of life for all city residents. RPA partnered with civic leaders to convene a series of community stakeholder meetings to discuss the Draft Vision Plan. The report and input from these public meetings provided the foundation for ongoing revised Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance process. The vision positions New Jersey's largest to city to be the most equitable, accessible, green, smart, and prosperous metropolis that it can be.

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RPA and the City of Newark welcome public input on the Draft Vision report through our downaladable feedback form, which can be sent to both RPA and the City of Newark via email at [email protected] and [email protected], or via fax using the Newark Community Response Form to (212) 253-5666 or (973) 733.4855.

UPDATED: Newark Public Ward meetings

Working closely with Mayor Cory Booker and his Administration, RPA is
partnering with civic leaders to convene a series of community
stakeholder meetings to discuss the Newark Draft Vision Plan, a report
outlining a strategic vision for the City's growth. Co-hosted by New
Community Corporation, the final meeting in this series will bring
together community stakeholders in the Central Ward to elicit feedback
from Newark's most important stakeholders - its citizens.

Dec. 6: West Ward. 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Unified Vailsburg Community Center (40 Richelieu Terrace, Newark).

Dec. 11: North Ward. 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Rafael Hernandez School Meeting Room (345 Broadway, Newark).

Dec. 12: East Ward. 7:30pm - 9:30pm at the Portuguese Sport Club (55 Prospect Street, Newark).

Dec. 13: South Ward. 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Weequahic Park
Fieldhouse, Bldg 92 (Accessible through the Meeker Street entrance to
Weequahic Park, Newark).

Dec. 20: Central Ward. This meeting is open to the public and will
be held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Science Park High School Auditorium
(260 Norfolk Street, Newark).