SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Township of South Orange Village has published a notice of a Public meetingon October 7 at Sopac to discuss designating the south-west corner of Valley Street and 4th Street as well as all the property to the railroad track on that side of 4th Street for condemnation as a "Area in Need of Redevelopment". Here's a copy of the notice they posted:
TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH ORANGE VILLAGE Notice of Public Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-1, et seq., and specifically N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-6, the TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH ORANGE VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD will conduct a public hearing on October 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in the Main Stage Room located at One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079 (the "Public Hearing"), for the purposes of investigating and determining whether certain properties within the Township of South Orange Village qualify as a condemnation "Area In Need of Redevelopment" pursuant to the criteria set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-5. The subject properties are located at the south-west corner of the intersection of Valley Street and 4th Street, between Valley Street and the railroad tracks. The subject properties consist of Block 2303, Lots 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 as shown on the official tax map of the Township of South Orange Village (the "Study Area"). A map depicting the properties within the Study Area is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Municipal Clerk located at the Township of South Orange Village Municipal Offices located at 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302, South Orange, NJ 07079. A report has also been prepared by the Township of South Orange Village's Professional Planner, Phil Abramson of Topology NJ, LLC. That report will be submitted to the Planning Board and will be on file with the Municipal Clerk's office ten (10) days prior to the hearing for review and consideration of any interested members of the public. At the Public Hearing, the Planning Board will hear any persons who are in attendance who are interested in or would be affected by a determination that the above-mentioned property is a condemnation "Area in Need of Redevelopment." At the conclusion of the hearing and after listening to the testimony of the Planner and members of the public, the Planning Board may determine whether or not the above referenced properties are "In Need of Redevelopment." A resolution finding that the properties are or are not in need of redevelopment will be forwarded to the Governing Body for its consideration. A determination by the Planning Board and the Board of Trustees that the properties are in need of redevelopment shall authorize the municipality to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire any property in the Study Area. Ojetti Davis Planning Board Secretary 9/26/19 $119.35