Byram Township, NJ – As is visible on roadside signs throughout the community, Byram Township’s Mayor and Council are asking the Township’s residents, neighbors and visitors to “Tell us what you want.”
With the guidance of their Sustainable Economic Development Plan Steering Committee – and a grant from the New Jersey Highlands Council – Byram is asking its residents, workers, and visitors to take an online survey that gathers information the Township may include in a larger, upcoming market analysis. The report, when completed, will ultimately be used to recruit developers, stores and restaurants that would be most sustainable in Byram, and most desired by the community.
The survey is available to the public online at www.ByramSurvey.com. It is currently open for you, your family and your friends to share your opinions. The survey is anonymous, and no one will be asked to register or provide any information more personal than their home zip code. People who do not have Internet access through a home computer are encouraged to take the survey using their smart phones.
“This is an opportunity for the residents of all neighborhoods throughout the Township, our visitors, and our neighboring communities to share ideas and provide feedback we can use to provide better retail and housing choices,” said Mayor James Oscovitch. “Completing the survey will take only a few minutes, but the information it provides will have a long-lasting and direct impact on our quality of life, as it will help us make for a better shopping and dining experience in Byram. Please take the survey and share your ideas about the Township’s future with us.”
Byram’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan is being created for use in the long-termed economic planning and development for the Township. The Plan Steering Committee consists of nine members representing the Township Council, Planning Board, Economic Development Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Committee, Open Space Committee, and Environmental Commission. The study is being done under the guidance of Township Planner Paul Glietz of Latini & Gleitz, and consultant Mark Lohbauer of the JGSC Group, a proactive economic strategy group specializing in development, redevelopment and revitalization of communities.