40:55D-159 Purchase by development transfer bank.
23. a. A development transfer bank may purchase property in a sending zone if adequate funds have been provided for these purposes and the person from whom the development potential is to be purchased demonstrates possession of marketable title to the property, is legally empowered to restrict the use of the property in conformance with P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-137 et al.), and certifies that the property is not otherwise encumbered or transferred.
b.The development transfer bank may, for the purposes of its own development potential transactions, establish a municipal average of the value of the development potential of all property in a sending zone of a municipality within its jurisdiction, which value shall generally reflect market value prior to the effective date of the development transfer ordinance. The establishment of this municipal average shall not prohibit the purchase of development potential for any price by private sale or transfer, but shall be used only when the development transfer bank itself is purchasing the development potential of property in the sending zone. Several average values in any sending zone may be established for greater accuracy of valuation.
c.The development transfer bank may sell, exchange, or otherwise convey the development potential of property that it has purchased or otherwise acquired pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-137 et al.), but only in a manner that does not substantially impair the private sale or transfer of development potential.
d.When a sending zone includes agricultural land, a development transfer bank shall, when considering the purchase of development potential based upon values derived by municipal averaging, submit the municipal average arrived at pursuant to subsection b. of this section for review and comment to the CADB. The development transfer bank shall coordinate the development transfer program with the farmland preservation programs established pursuant to the "Agriculture Retention and Development Act," P.L.1983, c.32 (C.4:1C-11 et al.) and the "Garden State Preservation Trust Act," sections 1 through 42 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.) to the maximum extent practicable and feasible.
e.A development transfer bank may apply for funds for the purchase of development potential under the provisions of sections 1 through 42 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.), or any other act providing funds for the purpose of acquiring and developing land for recreation and conservation purposes consistent with the provisions and conditions of those acts.
f.A development transfer bank may apply for matching funds for the purchase of development potential under the provisions of the "Garden State Preservation Trust Act," sections 1 through 42 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.) for the purpose of farmland preservation and agricultural development consistent with the provisions and conditions of that act and the "Agriculture Retention and Development Act," P.L.1983, c.32 (C.4:1C-11 et al.). In addition, a development transfer bank may apply to the State Transfer of Development Rights Bank established pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1993, c.339 (C.4:1C-51) for either planning or development potential purchasing funds, or both, as provided pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1993, c.339 (C.4:1C-52).
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