Tag: New Jersey redevelopment

NJ Supreme Court Rules Township Improperly Designated Library for Redevelopment

NJ Supreme Court Rules Township Improperly Designated Library for Redevelopment

In Malanga v. Township of West Orange (A-45-21/086087) (Decided March 13, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the Township of West Orange improperly designated the site of the West Orange Public Library as an area in need of redevelopment under the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL).


NJ Supreme Court Creates New Conflict of Interest Rule for Development Approvals

In Grabowsky v. Twp. of Montclair, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that municipal officials could be disqualified from voting on redevelopment matters if they belong to organizations that may be impacted by the project. Under the newly established conflict of interest rule, when a public official serves in


Divided NJ Supreme Court Eases Requirements for Development Area Designation

In 62-64 Main Street, LLC, et al. v. The Mayor and Council of the City of Hackensack, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that, in most instances, a municipality need not expressly find that deteriorated conditions on a property negatively affect surrounding properties, in order to declare the deteriorated

NJ Appeals Court: “Highest and Best Use” Must Be Legally Permissible Under Zoning Laws

NJ Affordable Housing Update: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes Moratorium on Non-Residential Development Fee

Gov. Chris Christie recently issued a conditional veto on legislation that would have retroactively reinstated and extended the moratorium on the collection of the 2.5% developer’s fee on non-residential development projects. In his veto message, the Governor called for more comprehensive reform of the Fair Housing Act and the programs

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Redevelopment Legislation Advances in NJ Senate

New Jersey municipalities could soon have new rules for redevelopment projects. The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee recently amended and approved a bill that would alter the state’s “Local Redevelopment and Housing Law.” The bill, S-2447, incorporates two New Jersey court decisions. The first is Gallenthin v. Paulsboro, 191