UEZ's provide significant incentives and benefits to businesses that locate within these zones.
New Jersey's Urban Enterprise (UEZ) Program, enacted in 1983, is in the Department of Community Affairs. The UEZ Program exists to foster an economic climate that revitalizes designated urban communities and stimulates their growth by encouraging businesses to develop and create private sector jobs through public and private investment. Additional program information can be found at <http://www.nj.gov/dca/affiliates/uez>
The UEZ data are works in progress. UEZ boundaries are periodically checked for updates and accuracy. A listing of UEZ offices can be found at <http://www.nj.gov/dca/affiliates/uez/coordinators/>
Acknowledgement of the data set providers: NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA); and NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS), would be appreciated for maps, data or other products derived from this data set.
DATE_DESIG was filled by join from a previous version of the published data.
The TYPE attribute for each polygon is coded as UEZ. TACRES, or total acerage, is the calculated areage of the UEZ polygon rounded to two decimal places. PACRES, or parcel acerage, is the total calculated acerage of all parcels rounded to two decimal places that fall within the UEZ polygon under the same MUN attribute. CONTACT_ID is a unique identifier and join field to associate contact information with each of the 37 Urban Enterprise Zones.
MUNICIPAL and UEZ_NAME attributes were cross-checked by inspection.
Each UEZ polygon was created from parcels selected from the New Jersey Statewide parcel layer and copied to a working polygon layer to build the full UEZ boundary. As a guideline, all parcels depicted on the source as part of UEZ were selected even if only a portion of the parcel was located within the zone. Therefore the extents of the UEZ polygon are coincident with the extents of the parcels that form the edge of the UEZ polygon. This may differ from what is shown on the source maps used to create the UEZ layer, but was done to have a consistent statewide data standard.
A dissolve of all boundaries was performed on the working polygon layer after all parcels found within a UEZ were copied into it. A process was then enacted to fill the right of way void areas between the parcel dissolve boundaries. A final dissolve and merge was used to create each overall UEZ boundary. Multi-part polygons were used as needed and are reflected as so in the PACRES and TACRES attribute values.
Please note that no parcel data existed in the New Jersey Statewide parcel layer for Carteret, East Orange City, Irvington, and Perth Amboy City at the time this dataset was created. For these areas, the UEZ boundary was digitized against the New Jersey 2007 Statewide orthophotography to best recreate the UEZ as shown and depicted on the source information. Additionally, no source data was provided for the UEZ of Roselle and North Bergen. Therefore, the existing Statewide UEZ shapefile was imported as the source for these areas and while undergoing the same process steps as above.