2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7G-47 - Approval of site plan in SDA district; procedure.

18A:7G-47 Approval of site plan in SDA district; procedure.

16. a. Whenever the board of education of an SDA district submits to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority established pursuant to P.L.2007, c.137 (C.52:18A-235 et al.) information on a proposed preferred site for the construction of a school facilities project, the development authority shall file a copy of a map, plan or report indicating the proposed preferred site with the county clerk of the county within which the site is located and with the municipal clerk, planning board, and building inspector of the municipality within which the site is located.

b. Whenever a map, plan, or report indicating a proposed preferred site for the construction of an SDA district school facilities project is filed by the development authority pursuant to subsection a. of this section, any municipal approving authority before granting any site plan approval, building permit, or approval of a subdivision plat, or exercising any other approval power with respect to the development or improvement of any lot, tract, or parcel of land which is located wholly or partially within the proposed preferred site shall refer the site plan, application for a building permit or subdivision plat or any other application for proposed development or improvement to the development authority for review and recommendation as to the effect of the proposed development or improvement upon the construction of the school facilities project.

c. A municipal approving authority shall not issue any site plan approval or building permit or approve a subdivision plat or exercise any other approval power with respect to the development or improvement of the lot, tract, or parcel of land without the recommendation of the development authority until 45 days following referral to the development authority pursuant to subsection b. of this section. Within that 45-day period, the development authority may:

(1) give notice to the municipal approving authority and to the owner of the lot, tract, or parcel of land of probable intention to acquire the whole or any part thereof, and no further action shall be taken by the approving authority for a further period of 180 days following receipt of notice from the development authority. If within the 180-day period the development authority has not acquired, agreed to acquire, or commenced an action to condemn the property, the municipal approving authority shall be free to act upon the pending application in such manner as may be provided by law; or

(2) give notice to the municipal approving authority and to the owner of the lot, tract, or parcel of land that the development authority has no objection to the granting of the permit or approval for which application has been made. Upon receipt of the notice the municipal approving authority shall be free to act upon the pending application in such manner as may be provided by law.

L.2007, c.137, s.16; amended 2007, c.260, s.49.

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