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Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning

In November of 2016, the Borough of Chatham began a process to identify and designate an area in and around Post Office Plaza as an Area in Need of Redevelopment in accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. 

The objective of the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Investigation and Planning Study was to enable the Borough to plan for the future development of Post Office Plaza so that it is integrated, both physically and socially, into the downtown area with new retail and residential uses.

New Jersey's Local Redevelopment and Housing Law empowers local governments to initiate a process by which designated properties that meet certain criteria can be transformed to advance the public interest.  Once an area is designated “in need of redevelopment,” a municipality may adopt a redevelopment plan and employ several planning and financial tools to make redevelopment projects more feasible.

In the spring of 2017, the Borough Council and the Planning Board designated the area below as a non-condemnation "area in need of redevelopment.”


We are now engaged in a community visioning process in order to get input on what the redeveloped area should look like. On June 15th, we had a visioning session.  

June 15, 2017 Community Visioning Workshop | Video

June 15, 2017 Post Office Plaza Community Meeting | Presentation 


Post Office Plaza (looking west)

Please provide your input by completing the following surveys.

Survey 1:     Building design preferences for downtown Chatham

Survey 2:     Housing

Survey 3:     Retail business preferences for downtown Chatham


Post Office Plaza (looking north)