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File #: 19-0195    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance-Professional Review Fees, Escrows and Procedures
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 1/30/2019 In control: Economic and Housing Development
On agenda: 3/20/2019 Final action: 4/3/2019
Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, TITLE XLI, TO INCLUDE A NEW SECTION UNDER SECTION 15 ENTITLED "SECTION 12.3: PROFESSIONAL REVIEW FEES, ESCROWS, AND PROCEDURES" TO ESTABLISH PROFESSIONAL REVIEW FEES AND ESCROW DEPOSITS FOR THE REVIEW AND ADMINISTRATION OF REVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS MADE TO THE CITY OF NEWARK'S CENTRAL PLANNING BOARD, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND/OR LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 19-0195 certified ordinance.pdf
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ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, TITLE XLI, TO INCLUDE A NEW SECTION UNDER SECTION 15 ENTITLED "SECTION 12.3: PROFESSIONAL REVIEW FEES, ESCROWS, AND PROCEDURES" TO ESTABLISH PROFESSIONAL REVIEW FEES AND ESCROW DEPOSITS FOR THE REVIEW AND ADMINISTRATION OF REVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS MADE TO THE CITY OF NEWARK'S CENTRAL PLANNING BOARD, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND/OR LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

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WHEREAS, the Zoning and Land Use Regulations were recently amended to enhance planning, housing, and economic development within the City of Newark; and

WHEREAS, the Zoning and Land Use Regulations, Title 41, Section 15-12.2, provides for the assessment of application fees for applications to the Newark Central Planning Board, Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (the "Boards") for the purposes of offsetting the administrative and clerical costs of running those Boards; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53.2 allows a municipality to charge the developer for professional services in reviewing the developer's application for development; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Economic and Housing Development determined that implementation of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53.2(b) would result in a cost savings to the City for professional services provided by the City for the Central Planning Board, the Board of Adjustment, and the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Economic and Housing Development proposed an amendment to the Site Plan Procedures to include a new section 12.3 to Chapter 15 of the Zoning and Land Use Regulations (Title XLI) entitled "Professional Review Fees, Escrows, and Procedures."

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64, sought the recommendations of the Newark Central Planning Bo...

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