Skip to main content

Juan O'Neill Newark Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability Files

Identifier: MG Nwk O'Neill

Scope and Contents

The first series contains reports that were either unbound or too small to catalog as books. These reports are from various agencies including the planning department and Port Authority. Of note is a 1971 report on Inner City Playgrounds in Newark, as well as a report on walkable communities from 2006 (Newark), and another (statewide) on bicycles and pedestrians from 1995.

The second series consists of items related to specific proposals, projects and buildings. The first three folders in this series (Box 1, 10-12) are Newark buildings, and there is also S Klein and Prudential arena material later in the series. There is an especially large amount of material on 50-60 Columbia Street (Richardson Lofts). Also of interest are several transportation proposals: one for minibuses and one for a transportation app: Mobotran. Many of the projects are outside Newark, perphaps material was collected in service of a project in Newark.

Series 3, consists of some miscellaneous notes by O'Neill as well as three notebooks of former planning director Mark Barksdale from 2007-2009 which may be of interest to researchers of urban planning processes.

Series 4 consists of valuations and financial information on four surgical centers in the suburbs of Newark.

Series 5 consists of printed articles that O'Neill used for his work.

Series 6 consists of miscellaneous other material. Some notable files are an OPRA request for information on the Sharpe James case, some property lists from the Kent/Brenner area of Newark, an NHA application, and some information on the Jewish National Fund and a tree planting they conducted with Newark students.


  • 1971 - 2010


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Juan O'Neill is Senior Planner for Economic and Community Developmentt for the Newark Office of Planning, Zoning,and Sustainability and was previously a City Council Aide. He has a Masters in Urban Policy from the New School and a Masters in Urban Affairs from Hunter College.


1.68 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



These are the files of Juan O'Neill from his work in the Newark Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Juan O'Neill

Related Materials

See also Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability Files Clippings Files

Separated Materials

Bound reports were cataloged as books:

A Study of Replacement Sites for Memorial Stadium in the Ironbound Dec 1962

Airport Characteristics for Major City Airports 1975-1985

Central Business District Parking Study July 1987

City of Newark City Parks Restoration Projects Construction Progress Report Nov 2010

City of Newark Recreation Recovery Action Plan Apr 1981 (3)

City of Newark Recreation Recovery Action Plan Apr 3/26/81

City of Newark Recreation Recovery Action Plan Dec 1980 Draft (2)

City Subway Application Aug 1976

Construction and Right of Way Cost Estimates for Proposed Improvements to Plane, Washington, Clinton, Frelinghuysen and Washington Street Connection Nov 15, 1965

Development Partners to Redevelop NHA Properties 2008

Essex County Recovery Action Program 1980

Essex County Solid Management Plan 1987

Freeway Study II (1963)

Harbor Tour Chamber of Commerce

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway Design Standards

Hudson Waterfront Key Issues and Recommendations

Hudson Waterfront Walkway Mar 1984

Kent/Brenner Redevelopment Plan Urban Design Standards, Feb 7, 2008

Low Rent Public Housing Resident Statistics 1975

New Dimensions in Parks and Recreation 1895-1970

New Jersey Ride Guide

Newark Free/Reduced Fare Transit Study Feb 1985 Louis Berger & Associates

Newark Health Planning Agency Feb-Apr 1973

Newark Shade Tree Maintenance Oct 3, 1975

Newark Subway Extension Feasibility May 25, 1972

Newark Transit Study Preliminary Report 1973

Newark Urban Goods Movement Study

Nj Administrative Code Title 5 Chap 211

NJ Open Space Policy Plan

NJ Transportation Plan Surface Passenger Transportation Element Sept 1979

Open Space Land Program Application for Financial Assistance Part A

Open Space Program Financial Status Report Dec 31, 1977

Park Acquisition Development

Parks and Recreational Land Use in NNJ

Route 21 Newark Planning Report Feb 1972

Route 21 Preliminary Alignment 1971

Solid Waste Management a Coordinated Approach

Strategy statements – Mayors Policy and Development Office – Urban Development (2 binders)

The Early Closeout of Six urban Renewal Projects Sept 21 1976

Transit Development Program 1974-1979 Sept 1, 1973

Transportation Act Grant Application

Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program Preapplication 1979

Urban Transportation Supplement for Newark Mar 2001

Census publications were also removed to be combined with census data in the NJ Room.

Clippings files are in a separate collection Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability Files Clippings Files

Processing Information

Material was sorted by topic and arranged alphabetically in series.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States