West Orange Sustainability Plan
Client: Township of West Orange, NJ
The Township of West Orange retained Phillips Preiss to update its Master Plan, as well as prepare a Sustainability Plan for the Township. This document was one of the first sustainability plans prepared in New Jersey pursuant to a recent change in state law authorizing such plans as part of a municipal master plan. The Sustainability Plan guides West Orange’s efforts to incorporate smart growth, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly practices, low-impact development policies and other green tools in its planning. It is also integrated with the other sections of the Township’s Master Plan Update.
Phillips Preiss was subsequently retained to assist with implementation of the Master Plan Update and Sustainability Plan through zoning amendments, and was later hired to review development applications to the Township's planning and zoning boards.