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Gloucester to establish urban design planning committee

Gloucester County is establishing an Urban Development Area Steering Committee to work with county staff and consultants to oversee the planning process to designate and plan for an Urban Development Area (UDA) for the Gloucester Point area.

County spokesperson Christi Lewis said UDAs, or areas of compact development, incorporate the principles of new urbanism and traditional neighborhood design, such as mixed uses and pedestrian friendly streets.

She said the state mandates the designation of at least one UDA as part of Gloucester County’s comprehensive plan and funding is provided.

According to Lewis, the planning process will involve the development of county code amendments that allow for the type of development envisioned in the UDA plan.

Lewis said the steering committee will be composed of 10 or more individuals representing the following areas: Gloucester Point area business owners, residents, community organizations, development/homebuilding, real estate, Virg...

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