Posts tagged Newark
Redevelopment Studies and Plans for Newark

Client: City of Newark, NJ


Phillips Preiss has provided redevelopment planning services to the City of Newark for over a decade. The firm has prepared numerous area in need of redevelopment investigations on behalf of the City and advised municipal staff on redevelopment issues. Projects have included sites throughout the downtown and other parts of Newark.


The Prudential Center, a major professional sports arena, was built in an area designated in need of redevelopment by a study prepared by Phillips Preiss. Teachers Village and One Rector Street are also being built in redevelopment areas that were designated based on studies prepared by the firm.

Newark Master Plan & Zoning Ordinance

Client: City of Newark, New Jersey



Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, hired Phillips Preiss in 2008 to lead a multi-disciplinary consulting team to prepare a Master Plan Reexamination that would lay the framework for a complete new Master Plan. After adopting the Reexamination, the City of Newark selected a consultant team to prepare the new Master Plan. Phillips Preiss was a key member of this team, with primary responsibility for land use and zoning issues in the Master Plan, and advised on other planning topics.


Phillips Preiss worked with City staff to prepare a series of immediate zoning changes to implement portions of the Reexamination. The new Master Plan was adopted in 2012. Phillips Preiss subsequently worked with City staff on a full overhaul of Newark's Zoning Ordinance - its first in over 60 years. The new Zoning & Land Use Regulations were adopted in 2015.

Affordable Housing Fair Share Plans

Clients: Numerous New Jersey municipalities


Phillips Preiss has extensive experience assisting municipalities throughout New Jersey in all aspects of affordable housing compliance and litigation. From the original Mount Laurel case, to navigating the current state regulations, Phillips Preiss has prepared housing elements and fair share plans on behalf of dozens of municipal clients, such as Franklin Lakes, Hoboken, Lebanon, Netcong, Newark and Teaneck. Related services provided by the firm have included preparation of affordable housing ordinances, marketing plans, affordability controls, economic feasibility analyses and expert compliance reports related to affordable housing litigation.