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File #: 19-0675    Version: 1 Name: Sixth Amendment to the Living Downtown Plan
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/12/2019 In control: Economic and Housing Development
On agenda: 5/15/2019 Final action: 6/6/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO "THE NEWARK LIVING DOWNTOWN PLAN" TO INCLUDE HIV/AIDS COUNSELING AND RESIDENCE USE.
Sponsors: LaMonica R. McIver, Eddie Osborne
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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO "THE NEWARK LIVING DOWNTOWN PLAN" TO INCLUDE HIV/AIDS COUNSELING AND RESIDENCE USE.

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WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq., (LRHL) on June 15, 2005, the Municipal Council adopted Resolution 7Rdo(AS) designating the entire City of Newark as an area in need of rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, the LRHL authorizes municipalities to adopt redevelopment plans in order to implement and establish standards for the rehabilitation of all or of any part of a rehabilitation area; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Living Downtown Redevelopment Plan was adopted by the Municipal Council on September 3, 2008, by Ordinance 6S&Fg; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Living Downtown Redevelopment Plan has been amended four (4) times since its initial passage by the Municipal Council including the First Amendment by Ordinance 6PSF-a(S) adopted on June 30, 2010, the Second Amendment by Ordinance 6PSF-a(S) adopted on September 21, 2010, the Third Amendment by Ordinance 6PSF-c adopted on December 16, 2015, and the Fourth Amendment by Ordinance 6PSF-b(S) adopted on April 10, 2018; and

WHEREAS, on June 7, 2018, the Municipal Council referred the proposed Fifth Amendment to the Newark Living Downtown Redevelopment Plan, to the Newark Central Planning Board by Resolution 7R2-c(S) on June 7, 2018; the Central Planning Board recommended that the Municipal Council adopt the proposed amendments by the Memorializing Resolution of July 23, 2018, and is pending adoption by the City of Newark Municipal Council; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council has since determined that the Redevelopment Plan does not permit certain counseling services and residential uses and offices for staff to support HIV/AIDS Counseling and Residence Use services (the "HIV/AIDS Counseling and Residence Use") anywhere within the redevelopment area; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Coun...

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