City Planning


The Jersey City Master Plan Vision seeks to capture the impacts and opportunities that have surfaced through the City's rapid growth to develop a plan that celebrates and strengthens our vibrant community.

Please visit the Jersey City Master Plan Vision website for more information:

Wednesday, October 14 6:30 PM – Open Space Element Virtual Meeting

Thursday, October 15 6:30 PM – Land Use Element Virtual Meeting

Join the Zoom Meeting for both events by clicking here. 
Or Call-in: 408-638-0968   Meeting ID: 363 286 3514

Saturday, October 17 11 AM – 3 PM– Open House at Berry Lane Park

October 17 is an in-person event  therefore registration is limited to 40 guests per time slot! There will be limited walk-in spots available. Register here.

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City Planning and Historic Preservation staff are operating remotely effective March 23, 2020 for the duration of the City's State of Emergency. We ask for patience in response time during this quarantine period. It is our goal to continue to serve the public the best we can in a manner that protects the public welfare. Historic Preservation staff is holding office hours at the City Hall Annex (1 Jackson Square) weekdays from 10am to 2pm.

We will continue to monitor the general City Planning email account. Please submit any questions to staff via email, phone is not preferred, until the State of Emergency is lifted.

Until further notice, all public meetings will be held virtually as video conferences with public access. To learn more, please scroll to sections below.

To submit an application for development to the Division of City Planning, email Joey-Ann Morales at

All applications shall be submitted by email until further notice. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted or processed. 


Should you wish to access an agenda for a public meeting, please visit Jersey City's Calendar.
To access and download digital plans, agendas will have hyperlinks to where you can find digital plans, reports and other materials for all applications to be presented by the boards or commissions. Within the agenda, click on a link  for the case you wish to review. Alternatively, you can search by address or case number to review digital plans at the Jersey City Data Portal. Plans for cases will be made available on the portal after agendas are sunshined. 

If you wish to receive email notice of when staff publishes materials on the portal, create a username or login, navigate to the dataset you are interested in, and select the "follow" button to receive alerts.


The Jersey City Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Historic Preservation Commission are utilizing the service, Zoom, to conduct virtual meetings in compliance  with New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. If you have questions about how to access virtual meetings click here to review our Zoom Meeting Instructions.

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The Division of City Planning maintains a staff of licensed professional planners and trained experts who are responsible for comprehensively planning the rational development of land in the City.

For the more information, t
he Jersey City Open Data Portal website provides a variety of data including operational data, locations of municipal services or other landmarks, and a variety of other miscellaneous information related to City Planning like redevelopment plans, land use board agendas and maps. You may also download the latest official Zoning Map (dated 10.6.2020) here. And, please review the links and other menus below for additional information.

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