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:

 The final submission date for all public comments and feedback regarding
the Monmouth County Master Plan Update is May 31, 2016.

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, Outlines, RSCs, and Recommendation Summaries along with their respective Planning Board Presentations are below for your review and comment.

Monmouth County Draft Master Plan Documents as Designated by Elements

2.0 Land Use Element Text 

3.0 Natural Resources Element Presentation

4.0 Open Space Element Presentation

5.0 Farmland Preservation Element Presentation

6.0 Arts, Historic, & Cultural Resources Element Presentation

7.0 Utilities Element Presentation

8.0 Transportation & Mobility Element Presentation

9.0 Agricultural & Economic Development Element Presentation

10.0 Community Development & Housing Element Presentation

11.0 Healthy Communities Element Presentation

12.0 Community Resiliency Element Presentation

13.0 Sustainable Places Element Presentation

14.0 Planning Services, Outreach, & Coordination Element Presentation


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

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