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Gloucester County Launches GC2040: Let’s Talk

Public survey will guide how the county will grow over the next 25 years.

The results of the survey will be used by Gloucester County to update the Land Use and Transportation elements of its Master Plan, providing a blueprint for the countys future growth and development. The Master Plan will represent the vision of the public those who live, work, or play in Gloucester County. Freeholder Director Damminger said, A Master Plan is a public document that reflects a communitys vision for how it should grow and change over time. It usually covers a long-term time period in this case, Gloucester County is planning for its future growth and development 25 years into the future. Given that Gloucester County is the fastest growing county in the Delaware Valley region, updating the Master Plan is extremely important.

Freeholder Heather Simmons said that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) estimates that Gloucester County will gain 87,829 residents (a 30% increase) and 30,463 jobs (a 26% increase) by the year 2040.

The DVRPC is a valuable partner in this effort and the results of the GC2040: Lets Talk survey and subsequent Master Plan update will allow Gloucester County to create a framework to evaluate the communitys progress toward its goals, said Simmons, liaison to the Department of Planning.



Simmons said that to promote the survey to Gloucester County residents, planning staff will be distributing posters and flyers to municipal buildings, bus racks, county vehicles, and more. Paper copies will also be distributed throughout the county. In addition, the survey is available in English and Spanish.



The survey is being funded through a $125,000 grant that Gloucester County received from the Delaware River Valley Planning Commission to update its master plan.

For more information and to take the survey, visit www.gc2040.com.



About DVRPC

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with the common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment, and enhancing the economy. We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey. DVRPC is the official metropolitan planning organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region - leading the way to a better future. For more information, visit www.dvrpc.org.



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