HGA | Heyer, Gruel & Associates

Master Plans

Master Plans and



HGA has extensive experience in the preparation of comprehensive master plans and strategic plans ranging from neighborhood plans to multi-jurisdictional and regional plans. We believe comprehensive plans should be consensus driven, issues oriented and reality based. All of our plans are strategic in nature so that they can serve as road maps for successful implementation. We emphasize the use of illustrations and graphics to convey ideas and recommendations.

A key component of our plans is providing extensive public outreach. Plans without consensus become documents that gather dust on shelves. Plans should be comprehensive documents in which all elements are integrated and coordinated to achieve the community’s shared goals and objectives.

HGA also has demonstrated expertise in the development of regional and multi-jurisdictional Master Plans. The firm prepared the national award winning Hudson County Urban Complex Strategic Revitalization Plan, the Hudson County Master Plan and the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. These plans were developed in close consultation with the County, its constituent municipalities, residents and other interested parties. They combine a regional perspective with a local focus.


Examples of our work:

South Amboy


Atlantic County

ISland Heights