The City of Jersey City adopted a new Master Plan in May of 2000, after more than a year of preparation, which included intensive staff research and preparation with community groups and leaders. The results were presented to and discussed within all six of the city’s wards ultimately leading to a consensus on the city’s future. The new Master Plan led to a total revision of the city’s Zoning Ordinance into the Jersey City Land Development Ordinance, which was adopted in April of 2001.
Since adoption of the May 2000 Master Plan, there have been a number of reexamination reports adopted; followed by timely amendments to the Master Plan based on the recommendations of those reports. The first reexamination report was adopted by the Planning Board after five and a half years, in December 2005, and subsequent reports followed in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2015 with the latest report to date issued in March of 2015.