Tag: MLUL

New Law Alters Performance Guarantees under the MLUL

New Jersey municipalities may need to amend their local ordinances in light of recent changes made to the state’s Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). The new law signed in January, P.L. 2017 C. 312, restricts when a municipality can require performance and maintenance guarantees from a developer.   Limits on Performance

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Automatic Approval of Site Plan Application

In Shipyard Associates v. Hoboken Planning Board, the Appellate Division held that a developer was entitled to automatic approval of a controversial plan to build two high-rise buildings on the Hoboken waterfront because the Hoboken Planning Board (Board) refused to hold a hearing on the application while related litigation was

NJ Supreme Court Sides With Township Over Municipal Land Use Authority

NJ Supreme Court Sides With Township Over Municipal Land Use Authority

In Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the power of municipalities to zone property consistent with their Master Plan and Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) goals. In addition to finding the ordinances at issue were not were not arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable, the court