Regional Technical Committee

10/12/2021
10:00 a.m.


AGENDA

1. Call to Order – Chairman’s Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director’s Report

3. Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the September 7, 2021 RTC Meeting

5. Proposed Calendar Year 2022 Regional Technical Committee (RTC) Meeting Dates

Brief Reports

6.  All Aboard Atlantic Avenue

Staff will share details and photos from DVRPC's Expo: Experimental Pop-up project in Collingswood, NJ. This summer DVRPC, Collingwood Borough, Camden County and Cross County Connections TMA teamed up to design and execute a pop-up streetscape project along Atlantic Avenue in Collingswood. The project included the region's first Advisory Bicycle lane as well as pedestrian improvements at several intersections aimed at improving bicycle and pedestrian connections to the Collingswood PATCO station, the Collingswood farmers market, and many other nearby destinations.
 

7. Updates and call to actions from the Public Participation Task Force (PPTF)

The mission of the Task Force is to provide ongoing access to the region’s planning process and empower resident involvement. Members are given a platform to learn more about upcoming projects, provide feedback on planning practices, and test out public outreach strategies. This presentation will cover the PPTF's recent activities, including the ideas generated at the Work Program workshop, and provide resources for planning partners to aid in application outreach. Applications are due by December 19th, 2021 and can be found online here: http://www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/PPTFApplication/. 

8.  NJDCA Statewide Model Municipal EV Ordinance

The NJDCA Statewide Model Municipal EV Ordinance was released by NJDCA on September 1 in compliance with P.L. 2021, c. 171, which Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on July 9, 2021, and requires that Electric Vehicle Supply/Service Equipment (EVSE) and Make-Ready parking spaces be designated as a permitted accessory use in all zoning or use districts and establishes associated installation and parking requirements related to EVSE in New Jersey’s 565 municipalities.
 

PRESENTATION ITEMS

9.  What’s In Store: Exploring the Future of Shopping Malls in Greater Philadelphia

Increased online competition, evolving consumer preferences, and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to the decline of enclosed shopping malls. Although many of these properties may no longer support a traditional mall, they are often strong candidates for redevelopment. This report summarizes research designed to help communities throughout Greater Philadelphia better understand the challenges and opportunities created by struggling or vacant mall properties special event planning, and more.

10. Sidewalk Priorities in Montgomery County

 
Aaron Fraint and Logan Axelson (DVRPC) along with Anne Leavitt-Gruberger (MCPC), will introduce a new map tool that helps communities in Montgomery County analyze their sidewalk networks and prioritize the most important gaps for pedestrians. The tool allows local planners to learn how to evaluate the sidewalk connectivity of key destinations in their communities—like schools, health care facilities, libraries, and more—and identify which sidewalk gaps would most improve pedestrian connectivity.

11. Water Table

The Water Table initiative was funded by the William Penn Foundation with the goal to bring nonprofit conservation organizations, the water-user community, and government agencies together to build relationships and collaborative initiatives for better alignment of efforts, new projects, and possibly new sources of funding.  DVRPC staff will report on this 15 month project. 
 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

12.  Work Program Development Update    

13.  One Minute Reports

 RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

14. Old Business and New Business

15. Meeting Adjournment

 The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, November 9, 2021.