Ordinance No. 21-18

Introduced: July 26, 2021
Public Hearing: August 9, 2021
Status: Adopted

An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Approving the Redevelopment Plan for Block 404, Lot 4

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1, et seq. (the “Redevelopment Law”), sets forth the procedures for the Township of Vernon (“Township”) to determine whether certain properties are areas in need of redevelopment, along with the development and effectuation of a redevelopment plan for such properties; and

WHEREAS, Block 404, Lot 4 is located within the Township’s Town Center Redevelopment Area approved by Town Council Resolution No. 18-135 at its public meeting on April 23, 2018, designating the Town Center Redevelopment Area; and

WHEREAS, the Township Planner, Jessica Caldwell, P.P., A.I.C.P., has prepared a Redevelopment Plan entitled “8 Theta Drive Redevelopment Plan” for Block 404, Lot 4; and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 21-161, the Township Council directed the Township Land Use Board (“Land Use Board”) to review whether the redevelopment plan is consistent with the Township Master Plan and to provide additional recommendations; and

WHEREAS, at its July 14, 2021 meeting, the Land Use Board reviewed the proposed Redevelopment Plan and heard public comment regarding same; and

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2021, the Land Use Board issued its report concerning the Redevelopment Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Land Use Board’s July 16, 2021, report determined that no provisions in the Redevelopment Plan are inconsistent with the Township’s Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Township Council has reviewed and carefully considered the Redevelopment Plan and has found it to be satisfactory and now desires to adopt this Ordinance formally adopting the aforesaid Redevelopment Plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:


The “8 Theta Drive Redevelopment Plan” for Block 404, Lot 4, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part of this Ordinance, is adopted in accordance with the Redevelopment Law.


This Ordinance constitutes an amendment to the zoning district map included in the Township’s zoning ordinance.


All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.


If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to such section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision and the remainder of this Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective.


This Ordinance shall take effect upon (i) filing with the Sussex County Planning Board in accordance with the Municipal Land Use Law; and (ii) adoption and publication in the manner required by New Jersey law.