The Regional Center

strategic planning



Historically, municipal master plans incorporate local needs with issues set forth in county and state master plans. The Regional Center designation, for the first time, allows three municipalities to come together to begin to plan the future as a cooperative unit. The intent of the Strategic Master Plan is to coordinate with the master plans of the three communities, addressing global and cooperative issues crossing municipal lines.

Utilizing a $135,000 grant from the Department of Community Affairs and $50,000 from the Regional Center Partnership, the Planning Boards of Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville worked with the Regional Center consultant team in the creation of a planning document of historic proportion, representing the next steps in Somerset County’s unique inter-municipal planning process.

The complete Strategic Master Plan (pdf)