New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:55d-156 - Review After Five Years.

40:55D-156 Review after five years.

20.A development transfer ordinance and the real estate market analysis also shall be reviewed by the planning board and governing body of the municipality at the end of five years subsequent to its adoption. This review shall provide for the examination of the development transfer ordinance and the real estate market analysis to determine whether the program for development transfer and the permitted uses in the sending zone continue to remain economically viable, and, if not, an update of the development transfer plan element of the master plan adopted pursuant to section 19 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-28) and capital improvement program adopted pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-29) shall be required. If at least 25% of the development potential has not been transferred at the end of this five-year period, the development transfer ordinance shall be presumed to be no longer reasonable, including any zoning changes adopted as part of the development transfer program, within 90 days after the end of the five-year period unless one of the following is met:

a.the municipality immediately takes action to acquire or provide for the private purchase of the difference between the development potential already transferred and 25% of the total development transfer potential created in the sending zone under the development transfer ordinance;

b.a majority of the property owners in a sending zone who own land from which the development potential has not yet been transferred agree that the development transfer ordinance should remain in effect;

c.the municipality can demonstrate either future success or can demonstrate that low levels of development potential transfer activity are due, not to ordinance failure, but to low levels of development demand in general. This demonstration shall require the concurrence of the county planning board and the Office of Smart Growth, and shall be the subject of a municipal public hearing conducted prior to a final determination regarding the future viability of the development transfer program; or

d.the municipality can demonstrate that less than 25% of the remaining development potential in the sending zone has been available for sale at market value during the five-year period.


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