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  • NJ A4658
  • Excludes recently-closed office campuses from affordable housing vacant land analysis and builder's remedy.
Introduced
(3/6/2017)
In Committee
(3/6/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the exclusion of any land used primarily as an office campus within the last four years when computing a municipal adjustment of available land resources as part of the determination of a municipality's fair share affordable housing obligation. The bill also prohibits the courts from issuing a builder's remedy to allow the development of any vacant land that has been used primarily as an office campus within the last four years. Currently, land may not be considered in determining a municipality's available land resources for affordable housing purposes if it retains any one of various special features, consisting of: (a) land owned by a government entity, and intended for a public purpose, (b) certain park land, open space and other land dedicated for conservation, (c) certain very small land parcels held in private ownership, (d) historic and architecturally important sites, (e) agricultural land with restricted development rights, (f) sites designated for active recreation, and (g) environmentally sensitive land where development is prohibited by law. This bill would also exclude any land used primarily as an office campus within the last four years. Additionally, in order to allow municipalities an opportunity to plan for the reuse of office campuses, which many believe are falling out of favor as a form of development, the bill prohibits the courts from issuing a builder's remedy to allow the development of any vacant land that has been used primarily as an office campus within the last four years. This bill directs the Department of Community Affairs to adopt rules and regulations to guide determinations of what land will be categorized as a "closed office campus" by the first day of the seventh month next following enactment. This bill remains inoperative until the first day of the seventh month next following enactment.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee  (on 3/6/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
3/6/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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