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Who We Are

The Master Plan is facilitated by a Steering Committee, comprised of various township representatives from Verona's Planning Board and Administration.

  • Larry Lonergan - Planning Board Chairperson
  • Jessica Pearson - Planning Board Vice Chairperson
  • Tim Camuti - Planning Board Member
  • Al DeOld - Planning Board Member
  • Greg Mascera, Esq. - Planning Board Attorney
  • Michael DeCarlo - Zoning Official
  • Matt Cavallo - Township Administrator
  • Ashley Neale - Planning Board Secretary

 

H2M Associates is assisting Verona Township in the development of the Master Plan.

      

 

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan provides a guide for the future development of a community. It serves as a comprehensive approach to planning issues and considers many factors impacting a community’s economic development needs.

The Master Plan gives the community the legal basis for control over future development, as well as land use planning policy and zoning changes. Most changes are implemented in the form of zoning amendments and land development ordinances.

 

Why is the Township doing a new Master Plan?

The last time the Township completed a new Master Plan was over a decade ago, in 2009. The way people live, travel, and do business has changed tremendously since then. We need a new planning document to guide land use policies, development, and infrastructure improvements to respond to our current and future needs. 

 

What is covered by the new Master Plan?

The new Master Plan includes the following elements: Goals and Objectives, Land Use, Circulation, Sustainability, Economic Development, Community Facilities, and Open Space.

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. The survey page is currently open to responses, and you will be able to participate in the public outreach phase of the process by attending the community workshop that is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00pm at the Verona Community Center

Verona Planning Documents

The following documents are some of the Township's key planning documents. These and several others will provide important background and information into the development of the new Master Plan. 

 

2021 Open Space Plan

2020 Community Forestry Plan

2017 Historic Resources Survey & Inventory

2009 Master Plan

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Project Start - October 2021

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Verona Master Plan Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 29th

Time: 7:00-9:30pm

Location: Verona Community Center

Description: The Master Plan Workshop will be Open House style. There will be a brief presentation introducing the team and the Master Plan process. However, residents are welcome to arrive throughout the night to share their thoughts on how to improve their community.   

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Draft Master Plan

Verona Planning Board

Date: TBD.