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Six Public Hearings, Including Two in Chester on Jan. 22

The state Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment concerning draft procedures for the designation of Highlands Redevelopment Areas.Highlands Council Sets Public Hearings on Redevelopment Designation

These areas, which typically contain outdated or underutilized land uses, could be designated for redevelopment compatible with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

The draft Procedures for Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation document details the requirements and criteria individuals and municipalities must use to apply to have an eligible location designated as a Highlands Redevelopment Area.

Following the comment period, the Highlands Council will incorporate the final procedures within the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Public Hearing dates and copies of related material are available on Highlands Council website.   Written comments may also be submitted to [email protected] by February 11, 2109.

Members of the public are invited to provide comments on the draft Redevelopment Area Designation Procedures at the public hearings listed below.  No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

January 8, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm

West Milford Library
Rooms 6 & 7
1470 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

January 14, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
January 15, 2019 
10:00am – 12:00pm
Clinton Township Municipal Court Building
1370 Route 31 North
3rd Floor Council/Court Room
Annandale, NJ  08801
January 15, 2019 
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sussex County Technical School Library (Room 105)
105 North Church Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
January 22, 2019 
10:00am – 12:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513) Chester, NJ 07930
January 22, 2019 
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

The Highlands Council is a 15-member appointed body tasked with implementation of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act of 2004. The Highlands Council is advised in its actions by its Executive Director, who serves as the chief administrative officer of the Council. The Executive Director is assisted by and oversees the operations of a professional staff of planners, science experts, geographic information specialists and administrative personnel, based in Chester.