Verona is preparing a new Master Plan, and township officials want to get your input on it.
The Master Plan is a document that can help the town decide what gets developed in town, as well as how the town will approach transportation, infrastructure, recreation, and rules around existing housing. The process will take several months to complete, with a goal to have a new plan ready in mid-2022. The last Master Plan was done in 2009, which was before the current pressures from affordable housing, as well as the shift to remote work from commuting and the rise of electric vehicles and transportation sharing programs for cars, bikes and scooters.
The Planning Board has set up a survey to solicit public input on all of the issues that will go into the Master Plan. The survey asks your opinion on different types of development in different areas of town. You can take the survey anonymously or provide your name with your comments.
The survey site includes links to many of the documents that now govern development in Verona, including the 2021 Open Space Plan, the 2020 Community Forestry Plan, the 2017 Historic Resources Survey & Inventory and the 2009 Master Plan. In addition to the survey, Verona residents will be able to share their opinions at a Master Plan workshop.
It takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey and you can take it here.