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(1) Whenever an authority after investigation and study shall plan to undertake any public facility or facilities (other than a development project or redevelopment project) for the purposes of the authority, the authority shall make to the governing body of the county and if the public facility or facilities (including a development project or redevelopment project) benefit any beneficiary county, to the governing body of any such beneficiary county a detailed report dealing with the proposed public facility or facilities. Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, the authority shall not construct or acquire such public facility or facilities (other than a development project or redevelopment project within the county which created the authority), or make any lease or other agreement relating to use by any governmental unit or person of all or any part of any such public facility or facilities for a term in excess of five years, until there has been filed with the authority a copy of a resolution adopted by the governing body of the county and, if applicable, by any beneficiary county, certified by its clerk, describing such public facility or facilities in terms sufficient for reasonable identification and consenting to the construction or acquisition thereof by the authority or the making of such leases or other agreements.
(2) Unless otherwise required by any agreement of the authority with holders of its bonds, no authority shall sell any part of a development project or make any lease or other agreement relating to use by any governmental unit or person of said part for a term in excess of five years (A) Until the Commissioner of Community Affairs (hereinafter called the “commissioner”) has approved a plan (hereinafter called, with respect to such part, the “development plan”) prepared by the authority which provides an outline for the development of said part sufficient, in the opinion of the commissioner: (i) to indicate its relationship to appropriate land uses in the area and proper traffic, public transportation, public utility, recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements, (ii) to indicate proposed land uses and building requirements and restrictions in said part, and (iii) to provide reasonable assurance that said part will not be in danger of becoming a blighted area and will be developed in a manner reasonably designed in the public interest to encourage industrial, commercial, residential or other proper uses thereof or restore or increase employment opportunities for residents of the State; or (B) Unless such sale, lease or other agreement, in the opinion of the authority, is necessary or desirable in order to effectuate and carry out the said development plan.
(3) Every authority shall have power, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of any development project or to lease the same to any governmental unit or person or make agreement of any kind with any governmental unit or person for the use or operation thereof, for such consideration and for such period or periods of time and upon such other terms and conditions as it may fix and agree upon. In the exercise of such power, the authority may make any land or structure in the development project available for use by private enterprise or governmental units in accordance with the development plan at its use value, being the value (whether expressed in terms of rental or capital price) at which the authority determines such land or structure should be made available in order that it may be developed or used for the purpose or purposes specified in such plan. In order to assure that land or other property included in the development project is developed or used in accordance with the development plan, the authority, upon the sale, lease or other disposition of such land or property, shall obligate purchasers, lessees or other users: (A) to use the land or property for the purpose designated in such plan, (B) to begin the building or installation of their improvements or other property (if any), and to complete the same, within such periods of time as the authority may fix as reasonable, and (C) to comply with such other conditions as are necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes stated in this act. Any such obligations imposed on a purchaser of land shall be covenants and conditions running with the land where the authority so stipulates.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 40. Municipalities and Counties 40 § 37A-56 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-40-municipalities-and-counties/nj-st-sect-40-37a-56/
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