Most applicants for a land use approval (subdivision, site plan or variance) have to provide formal notice to the owners of real property within 200 feet of the property that is the subject of the application. However, the list of potential objectors who can oppose the application before the board or challenge an approval afterwards is not limited to those property owners. The Municipal Land Use Law defines an “interested party” in a civil case … [Read more...] about Do Tax Sale Certificate Holders Have Standing to Challenge a Land Use Approval?
With New Jersey as probably the most developed state in the nation, all of the easy pieces of property have already been developed. Naturally the developer will want to make the most productive use of the land within the bounds of the local land use ordinance. Municipal land use ordinances are complicated, with lots of rules. It gets even tougher if the municipality can change the rules in the middle of the application process, even in direct … [Read more...] about Freezing the Rules Applicable to Your Land Use Application