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730a Leads 2015 Presentation

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Arts & Culture
Class of 2015
Public Forum
Revitalizing and Refocusing
Bergen County Suburban Downtowns

How did we get here?
What does the future hold?
Why is this conversation important?
Bergen County's
population is growing...
Source: US Census Report
...and becoming more diverse!
Housing needs to address the changing needs of our citizens.
Aging Baby Boomers
Multi-generational homes
Mass Transit
Parking & Traffic Flow
Effects on Ratable Properties
Increased Interest in Shopping
Residential Property Values
Considerations for Community Design
Downtown Parking Considerations
Benefits of Car Sharing and Bicycle Riding
Reduced Parking Requirements
Increased Disposable Income
Increased Community Engagement
- Municipal Control or Parking Authority?
- Permissive Parking
- Mixed Use Garages
- One Way vs. Two Way Streets
Pre-development Consideration
Evaluate existing infrastructure
Minimize costs and requirements
Where did the dollars go?
How do we get them back?
Too many plans collect dust
Prioritize and fund
Measure what's important
Learn and adapt
Leading Change
Special Acknowledgment
Isabel Perez
Bergen LEADS Class of 2015
wish you and your family all the very best!
Our Thanks to
Fran Reiner & Phil Dolce
Question &
Answer Session
Physical Impact
Economic Impact
Social Impact
Arts bring in revenue
Arts improve quality of life
Arts inspire revitalization
Leadership is needed to mobilize both the human energy and investment capital required to drive change

Be Passionate
Be Outspoken
Start Small
Learn From Others
The Critical Mass of
Downtown Redevelopment
Define Boundaries
Promote Friction
Ensure Safety
Turning Plans into Actions
Downtown Polling
Does your town have a downtown?
Do you consider your downtown attractive?
A. Once a week
B. A few times a week
C. Rarely
D. I try to avoid it
E. I don't have a downtown
How often do you visit
your downtown?
A. Yes
B. No
A. Yes
B. No
C. It's hard to tell
Arts &

Physical Impact
Economic Impact
Social Impact
Arts bring in revenue
Arts improve quality of life
Arts inspire revitalization
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