Booker says Newark's new planning guidelines will spur waterfront development

By The Associated Press
on September 19, 2013

Members of the Newark Fire Department stand at attention during the National Anthem. Mayor Cory A. Booker will present his seventh State of the City Address on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m., at the Victoria Theater in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at 1 Center Street. Tuesday March 5, 2013. Newark, NJ, USA. Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — City officials said today that new zoning rules will help create jobs, spur development and increase public access along the city's riverfront.

Planning officials said the new guidelines, which took effect today, were a badly needed update to Newark's 50-year-old regulations that were primarily concerned with industrial uses of the Passaic River.

Mayor Cory Booker said the new framework is designed to allow a mix of waterfront projects that will create valuable urban spaces and make the city more walkable.

In a statement, Booker said the changes are the result of a four-year process involving extensive community input.

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