Division of City Planning
30 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5010
Fax: (201) 547-4323
Robert Cotter, PP, FAICP, Director
The Division of City Planning maintains a staff of licensed professional planners and trained experts who are responsible for comprehensively planning the rational development of land in the City, including but not limited to:
- Responsible for administering and providing staff support to the Planning Board (PB), Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZB) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
- Processes, reviews and comments on development applications to the PB, ZB and HPC
- Evaluates Master Plan and Land Development Ordinance
- Prepares Redevelopment Needs Analysis and Redevelopment Plans
- Solicits community input for development and transportation plans
- Provides information to the public and to regional planning agencies
- Maintains city census data profile and GIS
- Provides information on Flood Zones and FEMA designation letters
- Prepares transportation plans (pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular, rail)
- Prepares applications for funding for planning studies and transportation projects
- Solicits and oversees planning consultants
Report Concerning the Determination Of The City Hall Study Area
As A “Non-Condemnation Area in Need of Redevelopment”
City Hall Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Study Area Report
Sandy Recovery Strategic Planning Report
Jersey City Strategic Recovery Planning Report
Formula Business Regulation Proposed Changes
View the proposed changes to the regulations here.
West Bergen-East Lincoln Park Historic District Information
View the nomination report here.
General Development Application
For all Development requiring review and approval by the Jersey City Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, a General Development Application must be submitted to the Division of City Planning. Download Full Application here.
Zoning and Redevelopment Area Map
View Zoning Map here. View Redevelopment Plans here.
Land Development Ordinance
View the Zoning Code here.
View Redevelopment Plans here.
Ward Map and Other Maps
View the Ward Map here. View other maps here.
Coastal Flooding Solutions Information & Public Comment
View The Coastal Flooding Solutions Page here.
Community Assets & Flood Map
For more information on Jersey City's diverse community assets as well as the flood maps for all parts of the city see Jersey City Characteristics – RC 100 Application.
Jersey City is a Leader When it Comes to Moving Beyond The Automobile!
This short documentary by Streetfilms.org highlights the livability of Transit-Oriented Developments. Focusing on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system and its positive impacts on the growth of walk-able, sustainable neighborhoods in Jersey City and Hudson County, it features Jersey City’s Planning Director, Bob Cotter.
Regional Waterfront Access and Downtown Circulation Study
This study is intended to:
- Identify specific deficiencies in the transportation network
- Identify opportunities for mobility improvements
- Make recommendations for specific projects that will facilitate access to downtown
Jersey City - Review the study.
Jersey City Master Plan
1 - Jersey City Master Plan 2000 Vol. 1 of 2
2 - Jersey City Master Plan 2000 Vol. 2 of 2
3 - Master Plan Land Use Map
4 - Park & Circulation Amendments
5 - Cator Avenue Map Amendment
6 - MWORD Overlay Re-Examination Report 12-27-2004
7 - Reexamination Report 12-02-2005
8 - Master Plan Amendment Historic 12-20-2005
9 - R-1 A Master Plan Re-examination Report 11-13-2006
10 - R-1A Amendments to the Jersey City Master Plan
11 - R-1F Master Plan Re-examination Report 07-31-2007
12 - R-1F Amendments to the Jersey City Master Plan 07-31-2007
13 - Jersey City Recreation Master Plan
14 - Stormwater Management Plan Master Plan Amendment - To review a copy of this Element,
contact the Division of City Planning or the JCMUA.
15 – Master Plan Circulation Element
“Unofficial Handbook: Circulation Element Master Plan”
A guide to be used as an introduction and summary to the Circulation Element of the Master Plan. This handbook is not intended to serve as a proxy for the Circulation Element, and readers are encouraged to refer to the Circulation Element below for full details of all items addressed by these chapters.
The Jersey City Master Plan's Circulation Element was adopted on April 14, 2009 and was amended on July 14, 2009; December 1, 2009; and June 14, 2011. Please read the amended Circulation Element below:
Circulation Element: Cover
Circulation Element: Part 1
Circulation Element: Part 2
Circulation Element: Part 3.1 - 3.2
Circulation Element: Part 3.3 - 3.4
Circulation Element: Part 4.1 - 4.3
Circulation Element: Part 4.4
Circulation Element: Part 4.5 - 4.6
Circulation Element: Part 4.7 - 5.2
Appendices: Part 1
Appendices: Part 2
Appendices: Part 3
Appendices: Part 4
Appendices: Part 5
16 - Reexamination Report 02-11-2011
17 - Master Plan Amendment Landmark List 02-15-2011
18 - Historic Preservation Plan Element Amendment 03-10-2015
19 - Land Use Plan Element Amendment 04-07-2015
Business Licensing and Permitting Process Survey
If you have gone through the permitting and licensing process in Jersey City in the last 6 months, please click here
to fill out our survey to give us feedback on how we can improve it.