27:6-1.1 State House Commission approval of conveyance required; parcels, certain.
2.Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any sale or conveyance by the Department of Transportation of the State's interest in any of the following parcels of land affected by P.L.1997, c.143 (C.27:6-1.1 et al.) and P.L.2014, c.56 shall require the prior approval of the State House Commission, established pursuant to R.S.52:20-1 et seq. The parcels of land affected by P.L.1997, c.143 (C.27:6-1.1 et al.) and P.L.2014, c.56 are as follows:
a.Approximately 4 acres of land located in the City of Newark in the County of Essex, previously allocated for the Route 75 Freeway pursuant to P.L.1967, c.87;
b.Approximately 120 acres of land located in the townships of Lawrence, Ewing, and Hopewell in the County of Mercer, previously allocated for the Route 69 or the Route 31 Freeway pursuant to P.L.1955, c.255;
c.Approximately 23 acres of land located in the municipalities of Hanover and Morris in the County of Morris, previously allocated for the Route 178 Freeway pursuant to P.L.1967, c.142 and P.L.1971, c.287;
d.Approximately 76 acres of land located in Moorestown and Cinnaminson in the County of Burlington, previously allocated for the Route 90 Freeway pursuant to P.L.1965, c.60, which has had its end limit changed to eliminate an unbuilt portion pursuant to P.L.1997, c.143 (C.27:6-1.1 et al.); and
e.That portion of the approximately 670 acres of land previously allocated for the Route 24 freeway that is not needed for transportation purposes located in the Township of Millburn in the County of Essex; the boroughs of Chatham, Florham Park, Madison, and Morris Plains, the townships of Hanover, Mendham, Montville, and Morris, and the Town of Morristown in the County of Morris; and the townships of Springfield and Union, and the City of Summit in the County of Union.
In addition, the Department of Transportation shall notify in writing the governing body of each municipality in which these parcels of land are located of any proposed action by the department for the sale or conveyance of the State's interest and the requirement that the State House Commission render its approval prior to such action. The notice shall be sent sufficiently prior in time to any action taken by the State House Commission to permit a municipal review and formulation of a response, if any.
L.1997, c.143, s.2; amended 2014, c.56.
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