At TNDPA our Urban Designers and Landscape Architects collaboratively weave together all of the elements of a city to creatively brand and revitalize downtown centers throughout the New York/New Jersey region. TNDPA works with you to define desired building form, character and massing; how public spaces including streetscapes, parks and plazas contribute to Placemaking; to integrate a transit oriented development network that addresses transit, automobile, bicycle and pedestrian circulation for people of all abilities; and to reintroduce urban forestry and green infrastructure to beautify and cool your city. TNDPA will provide you with a strategic implementation strategy that balances the needs of the community while creating a market driven framework attractive to the development community.

Flemington Downtown Strategic Plan

Flemington, New Jersey
Client: Flemington Business Improvement District

The Borough of Flemington was one of New Jersey’s best small towns. Agriculture and glass manufacturing drove the Borough’s growth into the 1900’s. As the industries grew so did a rich architectural history, much of which is still visible today.

Signs of a renaissance are visible in Flemington with steps taken to reopen the Union Hotel, the opening of the Stangl Factory Galleries, and Bluefish restaurant. Demographic trends including the aging of the “Baby Boomers” and emergence of the “Millennial” generation have renewed interest in living in unique downtown communities that offer a rich lifestyle. The Downtown Strategic Plan was conceived to stimulate the formulation and adoption of a vision that will promote the Borough's renaissance.

The success of the plan relies on the Borough taking a market driven approach to amending regulations, lowering the cost of entry for the development community, and bringing predictability to the approvals process.

The recommendation includes the development of 1,100 high end dwelling units, establishment of a cultural - arts district, restaurant row, community theater, and several acres of new public parks and plazas. Infrastructure recommendations include Complete Streets Strategies, Transit Oriented Development proposals, and green infrastructure.


Flemington Development Downtown Perspective
Flemington Development Downtown Perspective
Flemington Development Downtown Perspective
Upper Level Plan

Elizabeth Transit Oriented Development

Elizabeth, New Jersey
Client: Vornado

Located adjacent to the Northeast Corridor Main Line the Transit Oriented Development plan was crafted in accordance with the principles of Smart Growth. A mixed-use commercial -retail - residential district is proposed in conjunction with the linear park along the Elizabeth River, creating riverfront vistas and a waterfront setting for residential units.

Retail activities are proposed throughout the site at street level, to bring energy to the pedestrian environment, as well as part of an overall commercial strategy of mutually complementary shops, restaurants, office and large-scale retail establishments.

The new Elizabeth River Park is proposed as a linear space which echoes the sinuous shape of the river. An urban green space that steps down to the river edge will provide spaces for sitting, walking, jogging, in-line skating, and cycling.

Tim Delorm, Urban Designer & Landscape Architect, prepared the plan while at EDAW, Inc.


Elizabeth Transit Oriented Development Retail Perspective
River Corridor Perspective
Street Level Plan
Upper Level Plan

Jersey City Transit Oriented Development

Jersey City, New Jersey
Client: Westminster Communities
Architect: Lindeman, Winkleman, Dupre

The 25-acre site in Jersey City's Morris Canal Redevelopment District was home to steel manufacturing for nearly a century. Westminster Communities proposed to remediate the property and create a robust, mixed-use, transit oriented redevelopment plan.

The plan envisions the creation of a new neighborhood that reconnects existing neighborhoods; local streetscape and architectural precedents are drawn upon for compatibility. Convenient retail and professional office space is proposed adjacent to the light rail station. Densities range from 12 to 50 units per acre. Courtyard buildings lead to the Garfield Avenue Light Rail Station. Structured parking with green roof terraces are located center block to conceal from surrounding streets. Townhouses line Woodward Street and transition the density to match existing neighborhoods.

In addition to remediation of environmental contamination, the community will enjoy three new community parks totaling 5 acres. The parks will celebrate the historic Morris Canal's route through the community providing passive and active recreation needs.

Tim Delorm, Urban Designer prepared the plan while at EDAW, Inc.

Jersey City Transit Oriented Development
Aerial Perspective
Retail Perspective
Residential Perspective

Willets Point Sustainability Guidelines

Willets Point, Queens, New York
Client: New York City Economic Development Corporation

The goal of the Willets Point Sustainability Guidelines was to assist in laying the groundwork for implementing a sustainable community based on the objectives of the City's PlaNYC 2030. The 62-acre site is adjacent to Citi Field. The development program includes a mix of uses totaling 7.5 million SF, including 5,500 residential units, retail, a lifestyle center, office space, a conference hotel, a 400,000 SF convention-exhibition center and a public school.

The consultants role was to inform on sustainable options, considering cost and implementation approaches. Client goals were to incorporate a wide range of innovative strategies to ensure that Willets Point sets a precedent for future redevelopment.

The plan calls for a green infrastructure of parks and rooftop gardens. Bioswales will function as an integrated stormwater management system to contain and treat stormwater runoff while preventing transport of contaminants. A comprehensive sustainability package with a strategy for site planning, green building, stormwater management, open space and green infrastructure was created.

Tim Delorm, Principal-in-Charge prepared the plan and guidelines while at EDAW, Inc.


Rain Garden Illustration
Land Use Framework
Green Infrastructure Framework
Architectural Massing Study


Station Place Transit Oriented Development

Dunellen, New Jersey
Client: Toll Brothers

Dunellen's 24-acre Downtown Redevelopment area is comprised of 3 parcels located adjacent to New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line. TNDPA created a conceptual master plan for a pedestrian friendly, "Railroad Town" transit village. Based on the principles of transit oriented development, the plan promotes increased density, mixed-use, shared parking and an enhanced pedestrian realm.

Emerging where underutilized industrial land and outdated structures now stand, a new municipal complex, services, shops and restaurants, homes, streets, and new public parks and plazas will transform the Dunellen Redevelopment Area into "Station Place," the city's premier civic, business, entertainment, and residential address.

The Toll Brothers plan for the Dunellen Redevelopment Area was developed in accordance with the principles of smart growth. Livable neighborhoods with a mix of uses, a variety of housing types, price ranges, and transportation alternatives are central themes for "Railroad Town."

Tim Delorm, Principal Planner prepared the plan and guidelines while at EDAW, Inc.

Station Place Master Plan
Station Place Town Center Rendering
Station Place Town Center Plan