Woolwich Township, NJ


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Gloucester County is set to begin the roundabout construction at the intersection of High Hill and Auburn Road.

For more information, click here to access the Letter to Residents


Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools

Dear Woolwich Residents,

Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.

Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.

I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.

How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.

Alan Schwager-Mayor

Woolwich Township, NJ


To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here

Adopted 2-21-17 


Woolwich TDR Plan

TDR CREDIT REGISTRY-In January 2015, all landowners within the Township’s Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Sending Area should have received a certified letter from the Township.  The Township is providing landowners the option to have their mailing address information placed on the below registry of individuals indicating interest in selling their credits.  Placement on the registry does not obligate landowners to sell credits.  The purpose of the registry is to help connect interested sellers with prospective purchasers.  With a strengthening real-estate industry, the Township anticipates a market emerging for credits.  The below list will be provided to anyone who expresses an interest in purchasing TDR credits.  The Township is not involved negotiating a price for credits.  Landowner’s whose contact information is provided on the registry, have submitted forms indicating their interest in selling their TDR credits at this time.  If you are a Sending Area landowner who is also interested in selling some or all of your credits, please use the below link to download a form to be submitted to the Township. All Sending Area residents should carefully review the registry to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

Registry Listing as of 3-7-2017

In order to develop at higher intensities in the Receiving Area, developers must use TDR credits that can be purchased from willing sellers in the Sending Area. The transfer of credits for use in the Receiving Area facilitates preservation in the Sending Area on land from which credits are severed.

Please click to download a copy of the Registry Form and cover letter.

To view a map of the TDR Sending Area, click here

To view a map of the Receiving Area, click here

To download a copy of the Woolwich Township TDR Ordinance, click here

If you have any questions or comments, or wish to have your information removed from the registry, please contact Matt Blake, Director of Community Development: (856) 467-2666 ext.3114

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The Woolwich Township Committee and Woolwich Township Joint Land Use Board will present its Five Year TDR Review at a meeting on Monday, October 30, 2013 at the Woolwich Township Municipal Building beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

The public is invited to attend.

To access the report, please click the following link.

TDR Five Year Review



On March 29, 2004, the State Transfer of Development Rights Act was signed into law (P.L 2004, c.2), making New Jersey the first state in the country to authorize the transfer of development rights (TDR) on a statewide level. Shortly thereafter, New Jersey enacted a demonstration program, awarding six municipalities grants to develop their own TDR programs. Woolwich Township was among those municipalities.

The files listed below are all in PDF format. Some of the files are quite large.

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The TDR Plan PDF Documents

Table of Contents(12KB)

Questions & Answers



Preamble Preamble

Click here for the following 10 sections:

1. Introduction
2. The Planning Context – Setting the Stage for TDR
3. Agriculture in Woolwich Township
4. Vision & Planning Objectives
5. Planning Strategy
6. TDR Sending Zone
7. US 322 Corridor Receiving Zone
8. Auburn Road Receiving Zone
9. Mechanics of Implementing TDR

10. Conclusion 

Click here for the following Appendix sections A - E:

11. Appendix A: Population & Employment Projections
12. Appendix B: Sending Zone Parcels & Credit Calculations
13. Appendix C: Receiving Zone Parcels
14. Appendix D: Natural Resources Report for the US 322 Corridor Receiving Zone
15. Appendix E: TDR Ordinance ***

***Appendix E has been revised, please click here for updated TDR Ordinance 2014-09.


1. Land Use Plan
2. Circulation Plan
3. Public Spaces Plan
4. Stormwater Management Plan
5. Zoning Regulations & Design Standards

III. Economics & Infrastructure Plan

1. Real Estate Market Analysis
2. Utility Services Plan
3. Capital Improvement Plan