Haddonfield 2024 Master Plan
Haddonfield 2024 Master Plan
Haddonfield is excited to embark on the process to create the Haddonfield 2024 Master Plan. This new plan will set a vision, identify key priorities and strategies for reaching our desired future, and guide development for years to come.
The current master plan update will both reexamine the existing master plan and make updates in four key focus areas – Housing Diversity, Resiliency, Downtown Economic Viability, and Circulation. The update will ensure that the plan reflects where Haddonfield is today and where the community wants to go in the future.
Your voice is critical to the success of this process. Below, you will find more information about the Master Plan Update and how best to get involved.
Haddonfield's current master plan was created in 1984 when Apple introduced the MacIntosh computer, and the original "Ghostbusters" was the top-grossing film. Haddonfield, and the world, have changed a lot since then! Despite periodic reexaminations, it is time for a complete overhaul.
Updating the Master Plan requires a thorough and inclusive community discussion about the town's current state, the community's values and aspirations for the future, and the strategies that should be used or actions that should be taken to achieve the community's vision for the future. The update process is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.
How do I get involved?
We are looking forward to hearing your input on the Haddonfield Master Plan! We will be discussing and getting feedback on all of the elements of the Master Plan at once. Here are three keys ways to get involved are:
1. Sign up below for continued updates.
2. Fill out the current survey in the "Surveys" tab.
3. Attend a community engagement meeting. Details can be found under the "Meetings" tab. Sign up below for continued updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Haddonfield's most recently adopted Master Plan, created in 1984, is outdated. Haddonfield, and the world, have changed a lot since then: Apple introduced the MacIntosh computer, and the original "Ghostbusters" was the top-grossing film.
Haddonfield has conducted periodic reexaminations of its Master Plan, most recently in 2009, to evaluate whether the assumptions, goals, and objectives have changed. This Master Plan update reexamines the existing plan and focuses on four key areas; Housing Diversity, Resiliency, Downtown Economic Viability, and Circulation. These areas of focus reflect what Haddonfield is today and where the community wants it to go.
A Master Plan is a document that guides all policy decisions within a municipality and sets the course for future action. The four focus areas affect the Borough in different ways, but the common goal is to improve the quality of life for residents.
Haddonfield is a great place to live, work, and shop, and we want to keep it that way. We also want to respond to changes that are affecting our community proactively. The Master Plan will guide how the Borough can continue to be an excellent community for current residents and future generations. We need your help to shape this future by getting involved with the Master Planning process.
Haddonfield is predominantly a residential community, and almost all the residential neighborhoods in the Borough are comprised primarily of single-family homes. While this type of housing is desirable,...
Project Setup and Background Research
May 6, 2023
Join our team at the Haddonfield Health and Wellness Festival for the launch of the project!
Survey #1: Understanding Haddonfield
From May of 2023 until the winter of 2023, we had an open survey soliciting input on a wide variety of topics related to life in Haddonfield. This first survey was used to help us better understand Haddonfield and craft the master plan topics and themes.
The project team will continue to conduct interviews with local stakeholders.
First In-Person Public Meeting
June 7th - 7 pm. Borough Hall Auditorium
Our team was joined by 30+ Haddonfield residents for in-person launch of the Master Planning process. We gave an overview of what the Master Plan is, why the Master Plan is important, and ways to get involved. There will continue to be many ways to give feedback on your priorities moving forward.
Find the recording of this meeting under the "Meetings" tab.
First Round Engagement Recap and Priority Refinement
Over the summer and into the fall, the project team will process the feedback from the first round of public engagement, refine the priorities for each focus areas, and prepare for the next round of engagement. Check in on the website and with Haddonfield's social media for ongoing project updates!
Survey #2: Refining Priorities
Survey #2 Launch: Early 2024
Second Public Meeting - Spring 2024
In the spring of 2024, we will convene a second time to review community and stakeholder feedback and discuss next steps on the Housing, Circulation, Resiliency, and Downtown Economic Vitality elements of the Master Plan.