Camden County's series of public forums on updating long-term community planning will conclude with four meeting this week.
The meetings are designed to allow the public to help guide regional planners with regards to Camden County master plan updates and long-term community planning that focus on the Camden hub and more than a dozen communities along the White Horse and Black Horse Pikes.
"We're looking for ideas from anyone who can help us find ways to improve quality of life for communities without space for new development but open to imaginative ways to redevelop existing land," Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli said in a written statement.
This week's meetings are:
-- 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles J. Depalma Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold.
-- 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawnside Municipal Building at 4 Douglas Ave.
-- 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling High School on Warwick Road in Somerdale.
-- 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cherry Hill Public Library on North Kings Highway.
The county's staff of professional planners has been developing detailed strategies with the help of grants from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Cappelli said, and the September meetings will give area residents a chance not only to review those plans but to provide commentary.
In addition to Audubon and Collingswood, municipalities covered by long-range plans are Audubon Park, Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Camden, Haddonfield, Mount Ephraim, Gloucester City, Merchantville, Woodlynne, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Oaklyn and Lawnside, according to the county.