Monmouth County Master Plan Update


The Draft Monmouth County Master Plan is available for public comment and review.  Please click on links to specific elements below.  Please send comments and/or questions to: 

Dear Master Plan Stakeholder,

The Division of Planning has been working diligently on the Monmouth County Master Plan since our working groups concluded their first round of stakeholder workshops.  Since that time, we have taken all your input, ideas, and comments and have framed them into a series of proposed draft Recommendations, Stakeholder Strategies, and Long Range Challenges (RSC) for the Master Plan. 

The initial Master Plan Recommendations developed by the working groups were “put to the test” through a systematic process of matching each Recommendation with specific Master Plan Goals, Principles, and Objectives (GPO) identified earlier in the planning process.   This step resulted in the creation of Recommendation Summaries affording us the opportunity to both explore and explain our reasoning for each of the proposed draft Recommendation. This also led to the addition of previously unidentified Objectives as well as some new Stakeholder Strategies.  Although extensive, the Recommendation Summaries as presented below will be consolidated into a series of Recommendation Summary Sheet, one sheet for each Recommendation organized by Master Plan Element (chapter).
Since September 2015, staff has been presenting draft elements of the Master Plan to the Planning Board for their initial review and comment.  Once the Planning Board has had an opportunity to comment, the draft documents are amended and posted here for additional public review and input.  It is expected that the Planning Board will complete its initial review of the entire draft Master Plan elements in early 2016.  Once this is completed, public meetings including past working group members and municipal representatives will be scheduled in the Spring of 2016.  This is considered the last step prior to initiating the formal approval process. 


Draft Master Plan Elements, RSCs, and Recommendation Summaries are presented below for your review and comment.

Monmouth County Draft Master Plan Documents as Designated by Elements

2.0 Land Use Element

3.0 Natural Resources RSCs

3.0 Natural Resources Recommendation Summaries

4.0 Open Space RSCs

4.0 Open Space Recommendation Summaries

5.0 Farmland Preservation RSCs

5.0 Farmland Preservation Recommendation Summaries

6.0 Arts, Historic, & Cultural RSCs

6.0 Arts, Historic, & Cultural Recommendation Summaries

7.0 Utilities RSCs

7.0 Utilities Recommendation Summaries

8.0 Transportation RSCs

8.0 Transportation Recommendation Summaries

9.0 Agriculture & Economic Development RSCs

9.0 Agriculture & Economic Development Recommendation Summaries

10.0 Community Development & Housing RSCs

10.0 Community Development & Housing Recommendation Summaries

11.0 Healthy Communities RSCs

11.0 Health Communities Recommendation Summaries

12.0 Community Resiliency RSCs

12.0 Community Resiliency Recommendation Summaries

13.0 Community Sustainability RSCs

13.0 Community Sustainability Recommendation Summaries








Please e-mail your comments and/or questions to the Division of Planning.

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