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"Rich History, Bright Future"

Planning & Economic Development

The Planning and Economic Development Department consists of the following divisions: 
  • Planning
  • Community and Economic Development
  • County Historian
  • Public Housing

The department serves as the staff resource for the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Planning Board, Passaic County Agriculture Development Board, and the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee. Planning and Economic Development also administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program. 

The department facilitates the development and redevelopment of communities that offer citizens a high quality of life by meeting their needs for employment, affordable housing, efficient transportation, and access to leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities. The department provides a process that assists citizens and community leaders in directing future changes in the county.

Department News

April 24, 2018

New Jersey Future Announces 2018 Smart Growth Award Winners

TRENTON, April 3, 2018 — New Jersey Future today announced the winners of its annual Smart Growth Awards competition. “These awards showcase not just exemplary plans and projects, but the leadership teams that are setting the standard for redevelopment in New Jersey,” said Peter Kasabach, executive director of New Jersey Future. “We hope and expect that other towns, developers and designers will learn from, and emulate, these examples. That’s why we created this competition, offer short videos of the winners and then catalog their successes on our website.”

Winners will be honored at the annual Smart Growth Awards celebration, taking place at the renovated and historic 15 Washington Street in Newark on June 6.



An analysis of opportunities for redevelopment, improved circulation, enhanced pedestrian mobility, and expanded access to Great Falls National Historical Park

Primary Partners: County of Passaic; WSP; North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority