Monroe Township Comprehensive Master Plan
Monroe Township Comprehensive Master Plan
Welcome to the Township of Monroe's Master Plan website. The Township is developing a new Master Plan in 2021 and 2022 to shape the physical, social, environmental, and economic future of the community. The updated Master Plan will provide a framework for preserving the Township's quality of life, managing future growth, and promoting desired changes. A draft of the new Master Plan can be viewed here. This Plan will be discussed at the Township Planning Board meeting on August 25th, where residents will get the opportunity to comment on and ask questions about the draft Master Plan. Further details are located below.
Learn about the Master Plan Process!
You can view Mayor Dalina's interview on the Master Plan process here.
View the presentation from the Township's Planning Board meeting held on April 22, 2021: here and the video of that meeting below.
Dowload the Master Plan Flyer to find out more information about the Plan.
Take the survey by clicking the "Start Survey" tab above or the "Continue" button at the bottom of the webpage to get started and let your opinion be heard!
We appreciate the input and feedback that we have received from the public for the three Master Plan Open Houses that were held at different locations throughout the Township between June and August. You can download the Open House Flyer to find out more about the process. You can also watch highlights of the first open house here as well as the second open house here.
Based on your public feedback, we have been able to develop the draft version of the Township's Master Plan! The Plan can be viewed here.
Who We Are
The Master Plan process was facilitated by a Master Plan Sub-Committee, comprised of various town representatives from some of Monroe's Boards and Committees.
The Master Plan Sub-Committee is comprised of several members from the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, as well as several Township professionals. This process also includes a Master Plan Stakeholder Committee comprised of various Township representatives.
H2M Associates, Sam Schwartz, Leon S. Avakian, Inc. and Direct Development are assisting Monroe Township in the development of the 2021 Master Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan provides guidance for a municipality’s planning policies. It serves as a comprehensive approach to consider a community’s overall needs.
Why is the Township doing a new Master Plan?
The Township is committed to a thorough review of Monroe’s Master Plan that includes providing an opportunity for the community to weigh in on the future of the Township. The Master Plan review will focus on municipal land use zoning, road and transit improvements. It will set a vision for future open space acquisitions, as well as new parks and recreation planning.
What is covered by the new Master Plan?
The new Master Plan includes the following elements: Goals and Objectives, Land Use, Circulation, Parks Trails and Open Space, Infrastructure and Utilities, and Recycling.
In addition to the elements of the Master Plan, a number of community engagement events are being planned where residents, business owners and other interested people will be given the opportunity to participate in the planning process.
How can I participate?
Valuable insight into the Master Plan will be collected through the Master Plan survey on this webpage and through participation at community workshops and events.
Quick guide to using PublicInput.com
Creating an account – You have many choices when participating on the PublicInput.com page. You can choose to sign up with your existing Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, sign up with an email, or choose to participate anonymously.
Taking the survey – You can only take the survey once. Once you’ve selected an answer, the response is logged, but you can change it if you think a different response is more appropriate. However, once you hit the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page to move on to the next section, you will not be able to change your answer. The survey results will reflect any changes that you do make.
View results – Clicking on this function will display the question results based on everyone who has answered the question thus far.
Making comments – All entered comments will default to being publicy visible. You can modiy this setting by clicking on "Hide" under your comment. Note that we will not remove critical or negative comments unless they are defamatory, profane, or off-topic.
Hiding comments - If you choose to hide your comments, only yourself and the project team for the study can view your comment.
Agreeing with comments – You can reply to another participant’s comments, you click on “agree” below their comment to indicate your approval or agreement with what they’ve said.
Flagging comments – If you think a comment is unnecessary, or disrespectful, you can “flag” it for review by the moderation team.
Any comments, or questions? Email [email protected]
Monroe Planning Documents
The following documents are some of the Township's key planning documents. These and several others will provide important background information into the development of the new Master Plan.
2022 Draft Master Plan
2020 Master Plan Reexamination Report
2020 Environmental Resource Inventory
2017 Master Plan Amendment
2016 Fair Share Housing Plan
2011 Master Plan (Part 1)
2011 Master Plan (Part 2)
2009 Master Plan Reexamination Report
2003 Master Plan (Part 1)
2003 Master Plan (Part 2)
Initial Planning Board Meeting
Initial Stakeholders Group Meeting
Community Workshop Meeting #1
Thursday June 17, 2021
5-8pm at the Monroe Township Senior Center located at 12 Halsey Reed Road
Highlights of the event: https://www.monroetwp.com/index.php/news/video-webcasting/1064-mas-plan-6-17-21
Summary of the event: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/16d2e6e0-b8b9-4c11-9626-52c0988168ac
Community Workshop Meeting #2
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
5-8pm at the Monroe Township Recreation Center located at 120 Monmouth Road
Highlights of the event: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/c27bc5ea-f07e-43dc-8a6d-e673eaf0ceed
Summary of the event: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/f583d358-fe22-48ea-8e22-e16743b08920
Community Workshop Meeting #3
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5-8pm at the Monroe Township Library located at 4 Municipal Plaza
Summary of the event: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/2996b26d-edb4-4153-bb63-503cc38b960e
Planning Board Meeting - Draft Master Plan
Thursday, August 25, 2022
6:30pm in the Court Room of the Municipal Building
Link to Draft Master Plan: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/77c6bd90-6bbf-4aa0-bd2f-78bc5d66a4eb