• Open Input for an Open Space Plan

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    Mallory Reardon

    When municipalities pursue improvement projects within their communities, decisions about the type, size, and cost of these projects are often made in closed meetings among elected officials. Despite their efforts to make the best decisions they can for their constituents, sometimes projects are built that do not maximize opportunity and usage. ... Read More

  • Seminar Sparks Rethinking Curve Number Rainfall-Runoff Method

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    Maraliese Beveridge

    The USDA NRCS Curve Number Method (CN Method) is an application used to provide guidance to design engineers in calculating single event rainfall-runoff volumes that was originally developed in the mid-1950s for agricultural uplands and overland flow. Over time, the CN Method has become entrenched with governmental agencies and private entities dealing with hydrology and embedded in flood control, environmental impact, and sediment-erosion modeling methodologies... ... Read More

  • Elizabeth Makes a Splash

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    Elizabeth Bell

    There is something special about jumping into a nice, cold pool during an especially hot day. And if there is one community that feels the heat this time of year, it’s the densely populated City of Elizabeth, NJ. The Erxleben Recreation Complex is one of the few pools the City has for relaxation and amusement. ... Read More

  • Greetings from The Asbury Hotel!

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    Mallory Reardon

    The Asbury, the first hotel to open in the City of Asbury Park in over 50 years, began business in May 2016. This new venue has residents and visitors alike feeling that substantive change is underway in Asbury Park. Located just one block from the seaside City’s famous boardwalk, the hotel features a sunlit lobby; music-themed bar; outdoor pool and beer garden; and 5,500 SF of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. The building’s rooftop hosts a garden with ocean views; the 4,300 SF Baronet Theater with Astroturf field and a 20-ft tall screen for movie viewing; and a 4,000 SF cocktail lounge. ... Read More

  • STOP In! CHARGE Your Car! SHOP Our Downtown!

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    Ryan Nolan

    In Manasquan, New Jersey, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the new kid in town! While not every car manufacturer has a fully-electric model, EVs have become increasingly popular as more companies hop on the bandwagon trying to reduce the global carbon footprint, and EVs are a step in the right direction. According to Edmunds.com, “…at least 18 new car and SUV models with rechargeable battery packs are coming into the US market over the next three years, increasing demand for access to public chargers.” ... Read More

  • Managing Transportation Assets with Enterprise GIS (eGIS)

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    Maser Consulting

    Every organization has some method of managing their assets in place. Enterprise GIS (eGIS) programs are highly configurable to your specific needs facility-wide, are easy to use, extremely effective and may even integrate into existing software applications that you already have. ... Read More