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DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

John Peterson
Department Head
P.O. Box 719
Rt. 9 and Dolphin Ave.
Northfield, NJ 08225
609-645-5898
FAX (609) 645-5836
Capitol Road and Bridge Improvements
Cross Acceptance III Maps
Division of Engineering
Economic and Demographic Information
Fast Facts About Atlantic County
GIS Map Viewer
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Planning Effort
Growth Management
Office of Geographic Information Systems Applications (GIS)
Office of Land Acquisition
Office of Policy, Planning and Development
Open Space Trust Fund
Planning Advisory Board
Site Plan and Subdivision Review
Smart Growth
  File is in PDF format.Strategic Growth Management Plan Map Compositions & Data Tables Large PDF file. To view this file, RIGHT CLICK HERE and select SAVE TARGET AS to save the file to your computer for viewing.
Solid Waste Management
Wastewater Management Planning
PLANNING DOCUMENTS ON LINE
File is in PDF format.Atlantic County Land Development Standards, June 2002*
   Appendix E, Engineering Details
File is in PDF format.Amended Atlantic County Land Development Review Fees, February 2010

File is in PDF format.Atlantic County Open Space and Recreation Plan, October 2000*
File is in PDF format.Atlantic County Master Plan - October 2000*
2000 Master Plan - Selected Figures in High Resolution Images

File is in PDF format.Solid Waste Management Plan 2009*


  NJ State Strategic Plan External link to the State of NJ website.

* These files are in PDF format and require a PDF Reader. For a FREE copy of the Acrobat Reader CLICK HERE
DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Joseph M. Maher, Department Head
P.O. Box 719
Rt. 9 and Dolphin Ave.
Northfield, NJ 08225
609-645-5898
FAX (609) 645-5836

Public Meeting
October 15
Brigantine Community Center
Atlantic County seeks public input to promote Post-Sandy redevelopment and resiliency.
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Fire and Mill Road intersection map provided by Google Maps

Fire & Mill Road Intersection Project
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Fire and Mill Road intersection map provided by Google Maps

Wetland Mitigation Bank
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Fire and Mill Road intersection map provided by Google Maps

There are four major units within the Department of Regional Planning and Development. They are:

Each of these units serves a unique purpose with the overall goal of ensuring that Atlantic County continues to grow in an orderly and planned way while maintaining the County's unique quality of life. The Office of Policy, Planning and Development (OPPD) serves to coordinate the various functions of the Department and in large part develops the overall agenda in terms of short- and long-range planning for infrastructure, open space and land development within the County.

Infrastructure planning ensures that the County's physical infrastructure such as our roads, intersections, and bridges are maintained and enhanced as the population of Atlantic County continues to grow. While the OPPD works closely with the Division of Engineering in the design, construction, and inspection of these capital improvements, it also works in conjunction with the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) - the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the South Jersey region. This agency is responsible for
the equitable distribution of State and Federal transportation dollars for capital road and bridge improvements.

The Office of Land Acquisition implements the recommendations of the Atlantic County Open Space and Recreation Plan, October 2000. The Office ensures that sufficient Open Space is set aside for Atlantic County residents to enjoy. Through the establishment of the County/Municipal Open Space Partnership Program, County Government has enabled the County's 23 municipalities to choose the Open Space projects of their choice and to fund those projects utilizing a portion of the Open Space Trust funds. The County also pursues lands for acquisition through the traditional means of identifying and purchasing lands utilizing funds from the County's Open Space Trust. CLICK HERE to Print an application for the Open Space Preservation Trust Fund! (This document is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and requires the Acrobat Reader. For a FREE copy of the Acrobat Reader CLICK HERE).

2010 census & ACS Data

NJ State Data Center Links

2010 Census Information

2010 American Community Survey (ACS)

The OPPD also manages projects such as the Strategic Growth Initiative, the Great Egg Harbor Watershed planning effort, and responsibilities include the update of the Atlantic County Master Plan and Atlantic County Open Space and Recreation Plan, October 2000, and the Atlantic County Land Development Standards adopted in June, 2002. These initiatives are implemented with the goal of predicting and identifying future growth issues in order to plan and implement actions commensurate with those issues. Many of these initiatives are referred to as Growth Management. The OPPD administers the review and approval of subdivisions and site plans proposed within Atlantic County. The Atlantic County Land Development Standards adopted in June 2002 provide procedures and standards for review of land development by Atlantic County.

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View the Tidal Monitoring and Disaster Prevention Demonstration

Office of Geographic Information Systems Applications - The Department of Planning, in cooperation with the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, has been operating Geographic Information System (GIS) since 1991. The Atlantic County Office of GIS (ACOGIS) is responsible for promoting, assisting and coordinating the development of GIS technologies in Atlantic County. ACOGIS staff has utilized GIS in a variety of applications, including environmental and health issues, land use planning, emergency preparedness, district mapping, transportation maintenance and census data. The Atlantic County Office of GIS is one of four counties in the State of New Jersey, to participate in a pilot program with the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (NJOIT). The program will create Internet mapping applications for the county and its municipalities.

Quite often the ACOGIS contributes presentations at the Atlantic County Planning Summit, held yearly, as well as attending other conferences throughout the Mid Atlantic Region with state of the art displays.

For more information regarding Geographic Information Systems please visit the Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey or the State Office of GIS, New Jersey.