Downtown Redevelopment Committee

Mission/Vision Statement

Scotch Plains will be undergoing a new township design meant to address the needs of the 21st century resident, business owner, landlord, and developer, to create a vibrant community balancing jobs, housing, retail and commercial opportunities.  Scotch Plains will be a dynamic area with local transit options, which also provides connectivity to surrounding areas and greater New Jersey. The vision is to provide a broad range of regional and local retail and mixed use opportunities in the corridors of intended redevelopment.  

 

Included in the plan will be a full range of housing opportunities providing access to all levels of income, age and accessibilities. In addition to creating an aesthetically pleasing downtown, the intent is to provide a vibrant area that will be simultaneously self-sufficient and inviting, while at the same time addressing the transit, parking, recreational and open space desires of the community at large.

Redevelopment Tiers of Phases

The Scotch Plains Redevelopment Committee has broken down the plan into seven phases and three tiers. A preliminary investigation for the redevelopment of the three and a half block radius in Phase 1 -- Tier 1 was approved by the Township Council on Tuesday, May 16. 

 

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Committee Members

Council Members

* Mayor Al Smith (Chairman)

* Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones (Vice Chairman)

 

Township Officials/Advisors

* Al Mirabella, Township Manager (Secretary)

Bob LaCosta, Construction Official

Jeff Lehrer, Planning Attorney

Michael Mistretta, Planner

Paulette Coronato, Class IV Planning Board Member

 

Business Members

Frank Di Lollo

Joe Mortarulo

Steve Goldberg

Geraldine Keogh

Guy Checchio

Anthony Martucci

Nick Novello

 

Resident Members

Carla Kelly

Luisa Bianco

Colleen Gialanella

Michael Alvarez

Keith Owens

Meeting Schedule

The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers at Town Hall (430 Park Avenue), unless otherwise noted. See the calendar below:

Date Time
Wed., April 12  7:00 p.m. 
Wed., May 10 6:30 p.m. 
Wed., June 14 6:30 p.m. 
Wed., July 12 6:30 p.m. 
Wed., August 9 6:30 p.m.
Wed., September 13 6:30 p.m. 
Wed., October 11 6:30 p.m. 
Wed., November 8 6:30 p.m.
Wed., December 13 6:30 p.m. 

* A Business / Landlord subcommittee meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Hall, Council Conference Room. 

Agendas & Minutes


Special Study Groups

Vision Statement & Downtown Plan

Michael Alvarez

Geraldine Keogh

Guy Checchio

Joe Mortarulo

Dr. Frank Di Lillo

Anthony Martucci

Nick Novello

Colleen Gialanella

 

Public Transportation/Traffic Flow/Parking

Paulette Coronato

Bob LaCosta

Colleen Gialanella

Guy Checchio

Chief Ted Conley (Mayor's addition)

Luisa Bianco

Janna Chefnetz (Public Member)

 

Existing Business/Landlord's Interface

Steve Goldberg

Joe Mortarulo

Geraldine Keogh

John Greenblatt (Public Member)

Anthony Martucci

Nick Novello

Design Specifications/Ordinance Review

Bob LaCosta

Paulette Coronato

Michael Alvarez

 

Social Recreation

Geraldine Keogh

Paulette Coronato

 

 

Investors/Developers Interface

Joe Mortarulo

Geraldine Keogh

Carla Kelly

Michael Alvarez

 

Public Interface

Al Smith

Llewellyn Jones

Al Mirabella

John Greenblatt (Public Member)

Luisa Bianco

Kasib Byers (Public Member)

 

Public Properties

Al Smith

Llewellyn Jones

Al Mirabella

Colleen Gialanella

Carla Kelly

 


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