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File #: 17-1131    Version: 1 Name: Referral, to the Planning Board, of Amendment to Zoning Ordinance to create an MX-3 Zoning Classification
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/30/2017 In control: Economic and Housing Development
On agenda: 6/21/2017 Final action: 6/21/2017
Title: Dept/ Agency: Economic and Housing Development Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending Type of Service: Resolution Endorsing Purpose: Resolution referring the draft Proposed Ordinance amending Zoning and Land Use Regulations to the Newark Central Planning Board for formal review, report, and recommendation as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-26 and N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64 Additional Information: Refers to Planning Board an Ordinance amending Title XLI, Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the Municipal Code to Establish the MX-3 Zoning Classification
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 17-1131 certified resolution.pdf
Related files: 17-1437
Title
Dept/ Agency: Economic and Housing Development
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending
Type of Service: Resolution Endorsing
Purpose: Resolution referring the draft Proposed Ordinance amending Zoning and Land Use Regulations to the Newark Central Planning Board for formal review, report, and recommendation as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-26 and N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64
Additional Information:
Refers to Planning Board an Ordinance amending Title XLI, Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the Municipal Code to Establish the MX-3 Zoning Classification
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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council seeks to expand housing and economic opportunities along the Downtown Core area's major streets and transportation corridors and protect adjacent low-density neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council wishes to promote a walkable neighborhood with a vibrant commercial/retail zone; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-62, may adopt or amend a zoning ordinance relating to the nature and extent of the uses of land and of buildings and structures thereon; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council, through the Department of Economic and Housing Development, and its Outside Counsel, has drafted a Proposed Amendment to the City's Zoning Ordinance which establishes the MX-3 Zoning classification; and

WHEREAS, the MX-3 Zone allows for a blend of high density residential and commercial uses in the same building or district, within a half (1/2) mile from Newark Penn Station which builds upon Newark's strength as a multimodal transportation hub to support the Downtown Core District; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64, prior to the hearing on adoption of a Zoning Ordinance, or any amendments thereto, the Governing Body shall refer any such proposed ordinance or amendment to the Newark Central Planning Board for formal review, report, and recommendation as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-26; a...

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