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07-20 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MORRIS, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, RECOMMENDING THE ADOPTION OF THE ABBEY/ALNWICK HALL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN REGARDING THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE TOWNSHIP’S TAX MAPS AS BLOCK 8409, LOT 1 (355 MADISON AVENUE MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY) PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING LAW, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 ET SEQ. NOTE: ABBEY/ALNWICK HALL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN BLOCK 8409, LOT 1
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TOWNSHIP OF MORRIS
MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
ORDINANCE NO. 07-20
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MORRIS, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, RECOMMENDING THE ADOPTION OF THE ABBEY/ALNWICK HALL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN REGARDING THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE TOWNSHIP’S TAX MAPS AS BLOCK 8409, LOT 1 (355 MADISON AVENUE MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY) PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING LAW, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 ET SEQ.
BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Morris they being the governing body thereof as follows:
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. (the “LRHL”), on October 17, 2018, the Township Committee of the Township of Morris adopted Resolution No. 164-18 authorizing and directing the Morris Township Planning Board (the “Planning Board”) to undertake a preliminary investigation to determine whether property known as Block 8409, Lot 1 (355 Madison Avenue) as shown on the Tax Map of the Township of Morris (the “Study Area”), should be designated as a non-condemnation “area in need of redevelopment”; and
WHEREAS, on August 20, 2018, the Planning Board, pursuant to Section 6 of the LRHL, authorized the firm of Phillips Preiss Grygiel Leheny Hughes LLC (the “Planning Consultant”) to assist with the undertaking of a preliminary investigation and to prepare a report for review by the Planning Board concerning the Study Area; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on October 1, 2018, at which time members of the public, including all persons who were interested in or would be affected by a determination that the Study Area constituted an “area in need of redevelopment” were given an opportunity to be heard; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Board reviewed a report prepared by the Planning Consultant (the “Preliminary Investigation Report”) and by resolution dated October 1, 2019 recommended to the Township Committee that Block 8409 Lot 1 in the Study Area be deemed a non-condemnation “area in need of redevelopment” ; and
WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 229-18 adopted on October 17, 2018, the Township Committee determined that the Study Area be designated as a non-condemnation “area in need of redevelopment”; and WHEREAS, the Planning Consultant was authorized on behalf of the Township Committee to prepare a Redevelopment Plan, which Redevelopment Plan, dated March 2020, is entitled “The Abbey/Alnwick Hall Redevelopment Plan” (the “Redevelopment Plan”); and
WHEREAS, the Township Committee has reviewed and carefully considered the Redevelopment Plan and has found it to be acceptable as to form and content, and now desires to adopt this Ordinance, formally adopting the Redevelopment Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Commissioner of the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, has heretofore approved the designation of the Study Area as an “area in need of redevelopment”.
SECTION TWO. The Redevelopment Plan, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part of this Ordinance, is hereby adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the LRHL.
SECTION THREE. This ordinance constitutes an amendment to the zoning district map included in the Morris Township Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION FOUR. A copy of this Ordinance and the Redevelopment Plan shall be forwarded, after introduction, to the Planning Board for a Master Plan consistency review in accordance with Section 7e of the LRHL.
SECTION FIVE. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of any inconsistency.
SECTION SIX. If any section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged to invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to such section, subsection, paragraph, clause or provision and the remainder of this Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective.
SECTION SEVEN. This ordinance shall take effect upon the last to occur of the (i) filing with the Morris County Planning Board; and (ii) adoption and publication in the manner required by New Jersey law.