Court Strikes Down COAH’s Imposition of Regulations as “Guidelines”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in COAH and Affordable Housing Issues, Fort Monmouth Redevelopment, Highlands, Pinelands

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
In an opinion issued on February 24, 2011, the Appellate Division ruled that COAH’s Regional Affordable Housing Development Program Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are actually regulations that should have been adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).

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Governor Christie Signs Bill to Establish Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Fort Monmouth Redevelopment

By Henry T. Chou, Esq.
Governor Christie has signed a law (S917) that creates a 13-member Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, which replaces the outgoing Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority as the agency responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of the Army base that was ordered closed by a federal panel in 2005.

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Legislation Introduced to Establish Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in Fort Monmouth Redevelopment

By Henry T. Chou, Esq.
Senators Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) and Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) have introduced a bill that proposes to create a 13-member Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, which would replace the outgoing Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority as the agency responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of the Army base that was ordered closed by a federal panel in 2005.

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Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority and COAH Poised to Enter into Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Development of Affordable Housing

Posted by on Dec 8, 2008 in COAH and Affordable Housing Issues, Fort Monmouth Redevelopment

By Henry T. Chou, Esq.
Wtih the closing of Fort Monmouth approaching in just over two years, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMERPA) moved promptly to adopt its “Fort Monmouth Revitalization Plan” on September 3, 2008. The Plan, which provides proposals for the reuse of the base, calls for various types of development, including market-rate and affordable housing.

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