The Township of Springfield is inviting residents to an open house workshop to discuss the vision for the Morris Avenue Corridor.
Together North Jersey will be conducting a four-month analysis to see how Springfield can improve the infrastructure of the Township, particularly Morris Avenue. The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Sarah Bailey Civic Center.
The Morris Avenue Vision and Mobility Plan is meant to build upon past planning efforts, focusing on key priorities established by stakeholders and to generate strategic outcomes that can be implemented, according to the Township. The plan will engage a broad spectrum of the community to improve community design, transportation connections and choices, parking, and mitigate environmental impacts.
Questions up for discussion include:
How do we create a safer and more walkable downtown?
How do we improve transit access and amenities?
How can we better mitigate future flooding and create quality open space?
What should mixed use infill and redevelopment look like in the Study Area?
The Study Area includes properties on the north and south sides of Morris Avenue from the I-78 overpass to the west to the intersection with Springfield Avenue/Meisel Avenue/Main Street to the east. The Study Area encompasses the 64-lot designated Redevelopment Area, as well as, some additional publically-owned parcels along Caldwell Place, Center Street, Mountain Avenue, and Church Mall.
"We need Springfield's residents' and businesses' input and ideas so that they can be a part of the changes to come for redevelopment to happen," Mike Scalera, chairman of the Springfield Business Improvement District, said.
For more information, visit www.togethernorthjersey.com