A Master Plan is an important component of land use law in the State of New Jersey that gives local governments the authority to make policies that advance their own unique interests. South Orange’s new Master Plan, adopted in November of 2021 will guide future policies, such as changes to the zoning code.
In addition, it outlines strategies for a wide array of issues in the Village such as environmental sustainability, the design of streets and sidewalks, architectural standards and creating public art.
South Orange Village worked to ensure this Plan truly reflects the communities’ values through an extensive community engagement process which included individual residents, community groups, neighborhood associations and Village Boards and committees.
In short, the document is a 10-year blueprint for South Orange and articulates both general policy goals as well as specific proposals to ensure the Village grows intentionally and will advance the ideals of residents and leaders.