The Regional Center Partnership (RCP) has formally adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center (SCRC) Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for the municipalities of Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville for the next five years.
The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will facilitate the advancement of the goals and objectives for the SCRC and further the mission of creating “vibrant connections” throughout Somerset County.
The 2018 Plan updates the 2006 version and reflects changes that have occurred affecting the initiatives outlined at that time. Among the elements to be addressed are the Somerset County Investment Framework, the Somerset County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), Supporting Priority Growth in Somerset County, the attainment of SCRC Plan Endorsement from the State Planning Commission, and the results of a Regional Center Visioning Session convened in September of 2015.
The new Plan will inform and guide the RCP when focusing resources to implement priority projects over the next five years. The Plan is also designed to be used by the three municipalities to help advance their individual master plan goals.
The Strategic Plan consists of three main components: a concise Vision statement for the Regional Center, a description of the four themes that characterize the entire Background Report, and a list of selected top priorities for the Regional Center for possible implementation in the next five years.
The four themes are: Health &?Wellness; Resiliency; Embracing the Raritan River; and Job Growth & Private Sector Investment.
Regional Center Strategic Plan