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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-220: Development and design guidelines, land use regulations.

          
6. a. In conjunction with the adoption, pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219), of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or in conjunction with the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, the authority shall propose and adopt development and design guidelines and land use regulations for the tourism district. Such guidelines and regulations shall be consistent with and in furtherance of the tourism district master plan. Provisions may be made by the authority for the waiver, according to definite criteria adopted by regulation of the authority pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), of strict compliance with the standards promulgated, where necessary to alleviate hardship. Upon and after the adoption of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or upon and after the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, the development and design guidelines and land use regulations adopted by the authority shall supersede the master plans, the zoning and land use ordinances and regulations, and the zoning maps of Atlantic City adopted pursuant to the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.) or any other State or local law. Until such time as the authority proposes development and design guidelines and land use regulations for the tourism district as authorized pursuant to P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-218 et al.), the master plan, zoning and land use ordinances and regulations, and the zoning maps adopted by the city pursuant to the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.) or any other State or local law shall remain in full force and effect within the tourism district. The authority shall consult with the city concerning site development of development and design guidelines and land use regulations.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions to the contrary of the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.) or any other law, rule, or regulation, upon and after the adoption of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or upon and after the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, the review and approval or denial of site plans and development proposals for development upon and improvements to land within the tourism district that would otherwise be performed by the governing bodies or agencies of the county or municipality in which the tourism district is located shall instead be performed by the authority, but this assignment of responsibility to the authority shall not be deemed to supersede requirements of State or federal law pertaining to the review and approval of such plans or proposals by other agencies. In performing the review, the authority shall utilize the development and design guidelines and land use regulations that it shall have adopted in conjunction with its adoption of the resolution establishing the tourism district or in conjunction with the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate. The procedures used by the authority for the approval of site plans and developments within the tourism district shall be the same as the procedures that would otherwise be used by a county or municipal governing body or other local entity pursuant to the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.), including, but not limited to, procedures for hearings and for the issuance of notice thereof, for the payment of application fees, for appeals, and for the posting of escrow deposits, if any. The authority shall establish an office to issue permits for site plans and development projects. The authority shall by regulation provide for mandatory conceptual review, by or on behalf of the authority, of site plan and development applications; provided, however, that unless accompanied by a request for a variance to be granted by the authority pursuant to subsection d. of this section, any such mandatory conceptual review shall be completed within 45 days of the authority's receipt of the application, or within such later time period if agreed to by the applicant. The authority shall consult with the city concerning site plans and development proposals.

c. The authority shall be deemed an interested party entitled to notice of all applications for properties within the tourism district or within 200 feet of the tourism district's boundaries, irrespective of whether the authority owns the portion of the project area within 200 feet.

d. (1) The provisions of subsection d. of section 57 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-70) notwithstanding and except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the authority shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to grant for special reasons shown, a variance from the requirements that it shall have established in conjunction with the adoption pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219), of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or in conjunction with the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, including development and design guidelines or land use regulations adopted by the authority, or from the requirements of the master plan, as appropriate, to permit: (a) a use or principal structure in the district restricted against such use or principal structure, (b) a continuation or an expansion of a nonconforming use, (c) deviation from a specification or standard pursuant to land use regulations adopted by the authority pertaining solely to a conditional use, (d) an increase in the permitted floor area ratio as established by the land use regulations adopted by the authority, (e) an increase in the permitted density as established by the land use regulations adopted by the authority, or (f) a height of a principal structure which exceeds by 10 feet or 10 percent the maximum height permitted in the district for a principal structure. Such variances shall not be granted unless the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the authority that special reasons exist for the granting of such variance, that the granting of the requested variance will not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the master plan, and that the variance can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good. Application for such a variance shall be submitted together with or prior to an application for mandatory conceptual review pursuant to subsection b. of this section, and the authority shall approve or deny the application within 120 days of a complete submission unless the applicant agrees to extend the time. In lieu of granting a variance, the authority in its discretion may require the adoption of a plan amendment.

(2) Variances granted pursuant to subparagraphs (a) through (e) of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the authority.

e. Notwithstanding any other provision of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-218 et al.) or any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, upon and after the adoption pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219) of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or upon and after the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, the filing of a petition with the authority upon or after commencement of a redevelopment project undertaken in furtherance of the master plan shall not effect a delay in or cessation of any action concerning the redevelopment project.

f. Notwithstanding any other provision of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-218 et al.) or any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, upon and after the adoption pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219), of the resolution establishing the tourism district, or upon and after the establishment of the tourism district under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 5, as appropriate, Atlantic City shall not designate the tourism district or any portion thereof as an area in need of redevelopment or an area in need of rehabilitation, or adopt a redevelopment plan for any property within the tourism district pursuant to the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law," P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et al.) without the consent of the authority.

g. The authority may prescribe penalties for the violation of its regulations concerning the enforcement of construction codes, development and design guidelines, and land use regulations in conformance with the master plan by a fine, the amount of which shall be determined by resolution of the authority and shall be reasonable with regard to the violation.

The authority may prescribe that for the violation of any particular regulation at least a minimum penalty shall be imposed which shall consist of a fine which may be fixed at an amount not exceeding $100.

The court before which any person is convicted of violating any regulation of the authority shall have power to impose any fine not less than the minimum and not exceeding the maximum fixed in such regulation.

Any person who is convicted of violating a regulation within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance and who was fined for the previous violation, shall be subject to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of the regulation, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the regulation.

If the authority imposes a fine in an amount greater than $1,250 upon an owner for violations of building or zoning codes, the authority shall provide a 30-day period in which the owner shall be afforded the opportunity to cure or abate the condition and shall also be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for an independent determination concerning the violation. Subsequent to the expiration of the 30-day period, a fine greater than $1,250 may be imposed if a court has not determined otherwise or, upon reinspection of the property, it is determined that the abatement has not been substantially completed.

A fine imposed as permitted by this subsection against an owner of real property for a zoning or property maintenance violation shall be filed with the authority, or the city, or any department, agency, or authority thereof, as determined through coordination and collaboration undertaken pursuant to subsection l. of section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219), as appropriate, as a lien against the property cited in the offense, if such fine is not paid in full within 20 days of its imposition, upon the certification of the authority employee or code enforcement officer who issued the citation. The authority code enforcement officer or authority employee shall file a copy of the lien and certification with the city's municipal tax collector. This lien shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such dwelling or lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes and the amounts collected shall be payable by the city to the authority for the support of the tourism district.

L.2011, c.18, s.6.



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