Planning Reports & Studies

What will Montgomery look like in ten years? In twenty years? Today’s planning decisions will shape our future. In-depth information about on-going planning projects will be posted at this location regularly. (See below.) All residents are strongly encouraged to become informed and involved in the planning process.There is no disputing that Montgomery has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates available for 2016, there are approximately 23,352 people that call Montgomery home, up from 22,294 in the 2010 Census. Our land area is a little under 33 square miles. From 1990 to 2016 Montgomery’s population density increased from 294.8 persons to 723.9 persons per square mile. In the thirty years from 1960 until 1990 the population density increased from 118 people to 294 people per square mile. Much effort has gone into master planning to preserve Montgomery’s lovely farmlands and woodlands while providing the amenities residents need such as roads, schools, utilities, fire and police services for our town’s 8,000 plus households and businesses. As our township has grown, the challenge lies in preventing development sprawl and preserving rural character while addressing traffic problems and allowing sensible growth that helps to balance our tax base.


Master Plan & Reexamination Reports

(Chronological Order)

Master Plan Township of Montgomery, November 1971 (11 MB)

Periodic Reexamination Report Summary, June 1993 (45 MB)

Periodic Reexamination April 1998 (37MB)

Periodic Reexamination Report, November 2001 (30 MB)

Periodic Reexamination December 2008 (59 kb)

Periodic Reexamination August 2017 (16 MB)


Certain Specific Master Plan Elements, Amendments & Other Reports

(Alphabetical Order by Topic)

Housing Planning

Third Round Housing Element & Fair Share Plan, Adopted July 2 & Endorsed July 5, 2018

Master Plan Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan, November 25, 2008

Land Use Plan Amendment
Specific to Lands Owned by “Country Club Meadows” in the Belle Mead Section, July 9, 2014

Natural Resource Inventory
Prepared by the Montgomery Township Planning Board in consultation with Banisch Associates, Inc.

Montgomery Township Natural Resource Inventory, Text Only, April 2004 (3.09 MB)
Montgomery Township N.R.I. Maps Only, April 2004 (29.3 MB)
Montgomery Township N.R.I. Appendix – Nitrate Dilution Modeling, April 2004 (1.66 MB)

Planned Behavioral Health Complex in Mountain Residential (MR) Zone – Existing Carrier Clinic
Master Plan Land Use Plan Element Amendment, January 25, 2011

Recreation Plan and Conservation Plan Element
Master Plan Element, Revised July 1991 (35 MB)

Replacement of Rt. 206 Bridge over CSX Railroad Line by NJDOT
Public Information Center Hand-out of October 15, 2008
Bridge Alignment & Location Map

Southern Montgomery Township
Including Route 518 and Route 206 intersection and its surrounding areas. Planning reports on traffic circulation and land use in this area:

Results of Opinion Survey/Questionnaire of Residents – Fall 2002
Master Plan Traffic Circulation Plan Element Amendment, April 30, 2003
Master Plan Land Use Plan Element Amendment, June 30, 2003
Southern Montgomery Township Traffic Impact Analysis of Various Zoning Scenerios
Revenue Impact Analysis of Various Zoning Scenerios
Proposed CGEM Shopping Complex Conceptual Plan

Stormwater Management Plan
Township of Montgomery Municipal Stormwater Management Plan Element, July 13, 2007

Traffic Circulation Planning
Master Plan Traffic Circulation Element 2005 Amendment # 1, March 15, 2005 (6.12 MB)

Wind, Solar & Photovoltaic Energy Systems Ordinance
Alternative Energy Ordinance – What to Know if You are Planning a Solar Installation
Ordinance 12-1418 – 6/07/12