Bill Allowing N.J. Towns To Wait 10 Years Before Updating Local Development Plans, Approved By Assembly Panel

smart growth meeting lakewoodLegislation allowing New Jersey towns to wait 10 years before re-examining their local master plans that guide development and growth within their communities moved ahead today. If adopted, bill A-3272 would relax provisions in the state’s Municipal Land Use Law that require local officials to review their master plans every six years to identify major development issues and the zoning changes that may be needed.

The legislation was unanimously released in a 7-0 vote by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee as a means to offer some financial relief to towns, which spend $25,000 to $60,000 on the planning process.

The law also would let heavily developed towns to waive the master plan re-examination if the State Planning Commission determines it is “built out” and “there have been no significant changes in development and other measurable characteristics” since the last review. Read more in Star Ledger.

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  1. in ten years the tree city usa town of Lakewood will be nothing but a city like brooklyn….where a tree never grows…………but why wait ten years…………

  2. # 2 – Dovid
    I think we have enough housing already…..lets slow down, and let government and services catch up or be prepared to open your checkbook up even wider

  3. Wise Owl

    What do you want from the government? What do you expect them to pay for? (moderated) It’s not the government job to dish out our tax dollars (moderated) We all pay for it in the end.

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