Throughout the master planning process we also will be meeting with West Windsor Township Officials and Councilpeople to make sure that they are able to provide the Project Team with regular input and guid- ance. And we will be meeting with regulators such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and critical stake- holders such as New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, Sarnoff Corporation, and others.
The final Public Presentation (# 4) as we are proposing it, will be at a Township Council meeting and will reflect the final refinements in the Plan that we have made following the presentation of the Draft. This will be our Final Presentation and the formal delivery of our deliver- ables. Included with the Concept Master Plan will be three watercolor renderings illustrating the Concept Master Plan proposal. These will be appropriate for display and will be reproduced in the final plan deliver- able. The renderings also will be appropriate for West Windsor Town- ship to use to further communicate its vision during future efforts to adopt an implementing zoning ordinance and to promote the project to developers.
The Initial Charrette The Initial Charrette will be a highly interactive day (or it could be a series of days) in which the Project Team will meet with major stakehold- ers and with the public-at-large. It will begin with a Pre-charrette in the morning within the Project Team that will essentially be an exchange of views and a rehearsal for the public Charrette in the afternoon, fol- lowed by another public Charrette in the evening (if needed).
Using a variety of visuals, and focusing on a variety of issues, the goal will be to engage the public in a conversation about the site and about possibilities that the Project Team proposes as appropriate for the site, and which might solve issues raised regarding development of the site. The implications of these possibilities will be further explored.
The Charretting process will be based upon the very successful method- ology developed by DPZ. It focuses on a general session with the com- munity at large, but draws upon meetings or subcharrettes with specific stakeholders and regulators. It will be initiated by a presentation of the results of MGA/DPZ’s Environmental Development Study prepared by Van Note Harvey Associates, which will identify potential constraints on development (wetlands, brownfields, zoning, etc.), accompanied by discussions of the implications of these constraints and potential rem- edies.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY