NJ Senate Clears Bill To Ease Cluster Development Rules

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation seeking to expand so-called cluster development, which is a form of land-use development that preserves open space, by amending the state’s Municipal Land Use Law.

Clearing the full Senate in a 38-0 vote, Assembly Bill 3761 would amend New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law to make contiguous clustering and noncontiguous clustering more usable planning tools for even small development projects by expanding on existing state law that limits clustering only to residential development.

In clustering, developers build at...
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