NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – March 9, 2020
NOTICE OF HEARING
BOROUGH OF KEANSBURG PLANNING BOARD
PROPOSED NON-CONDEMNATION REDEVELOPMENT AREA
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Keansburg Planning Board (the “Planning Board”) will conduct a public hearing on March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to determine whether or not certain properties in the Borough identified in this notice may be designated as a non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et. seq. (the “Redevelopment Law”). This hearing will take place in the Borough of Keansburg Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734.
Said area consists of the entirety of Blocks 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 52 on the tax maps of the Borough (the “Property”). The Property comprises approximately 15.1 acres of land area and is bounded by Bay Avenue to the north of Block 8 and Beachway Avenue to the north of Blocks 10 and 13, Raritan Avenue to the east, Center Avenue to the south of Blocks 14 and 52 and Highland Boulevard to the south of Block 7, and Pinewood Place to the west. The Property is also bisected north to south by Carr Avenue and Highland Avenue and east to west by Seabreeze Way. A map showing the boundaries of the Property and the location of the various parcels included in the area, and the area in need of redevelopment investigative report, are on file at the Municipal Clerk’s Office at the Borough of Keansburg Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734. The map and report may be viewed during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Keansburg Borough Council Resolution 19-098 directs the Planning Board to conduct the hearing described herein and shall not authorize the Borough to exercise the power of eminent domain (a.k.a. condemnation) to acquire the Property.
Based on the testimony presented at this hearing, the Planning Board may take action and recommend to the Borough Council of the Borough of Keansburg (the “Borough Council”) that any portion or all of the Property be designated a non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment. This recommendation will be sent to the Borough Council for further action as per the requirements of the Redevelopment Law. A finding by the Borough Council that any portion or all of the Property constitutes an area in need of redevelopment shall operate as a finding of public purpose, but shall not authorize the municipality to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire property in the delineated area. A redevelopment area so designated shall be referred to as a “Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Area.” If the Borough Council designates the Property as a Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Area, the owner(s) of the Property will receive a notice from the Borough regarding the designation, and will have forty-five (45) days from the receipt of such notice to challenge the redevelopment designation by filing the appropriate action in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.
Any interested party may appear at said hearing and participate therein.