Posts tagged Historic Preservation
Fort Monmouth Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

Client: Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA)

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As part of its ongoing planning consulting services for the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), Phillips Preiss prepared design guidelines for the historic resources in the former Fort Monmouth.  The Historic Preservation Design Guidelines provide details on historic features and convey recommendations on renovations, restorations, and new additions to Fort Monmouth’s contributing historic resources.

Bethlehem Citywide Historic Preservation Plan

Client: City of Bethlehem, PA


The City of Bethlehem retained Phillips Preiss to reexamine and refine its existing historic resource surveys, establish criteria and an action plan for additional landmark designations, and explore the idea of using tools outside of designation to preserve its rich architectural and cultural heritage. The strategies in the Preservation Plan dovetail with other City initiatives, so that preservation works to further – rather than restrain – economic development, neighborhood revitalization, environmental sustainability, affordable housing, and other desired goals.

Cranbury Master Plan

Client: Township of Cranbury, NJ



As the Township Planner, Phillips Preiss prepared Cranbury’s Master Plan, which recommended amendments to the Zoning Code to help preserve the Township’s rural character and historic Village center while ensuring a fiscally-sustainable future for the Township by encouraging non-residential development opportunities in appropriate locations (e.g., in the vicinity of Route 130).


Following the adoption of the plan, Phillips Preiss worked with the Township Committee on the preparation of zoning amendments to implement plan recommendations and strategies.

Radburn Development and Preservation Strategies

Client: Radburn Association


Radburn, a planned community designed by Clarence Stein and Henry Wright in 1929, has been an inspiration for planners and architects around the world and a thriving neighborhood for over 80 years. Phillips Preiss, in coordination with Fradkin and McAlpin Architects, created Guidelines for Architectural Control intended to help preserve the character of this National Historic Landmark planned community. The firm has also advised the Radburn Association in the expansion of Radburn school, the reconstruction of the historic Plaza building and in the design and planning for the development of a major vacant site.

Saddle River Crossing

Client: Borough of Saddle River, New Jersey


The Borough of Saddle River has a small concentration of retail, civic, office and educational uses along the Saddle River at the crossing of its main roadways. In its role as Borough Planner, Phillips Preiss prepared a “Crossing Plan” which made the Saddle River the focal point of its historic hamlet by utilizing the river to figuratively stitch together the area through the creation of a trail system. Zoning Code amendments, designation of a local historic district, amendments to the Historic Preservation Ordinance, and creation of design guidelines were among the recommended strategies for implementation.


The Borough has begun to implement the trail system along the Saddle River by renovating an existing wooden walkway and requiring a recent development in the Crossing area to incorporate its landscaping and walkways into the trail system.