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Seaside Heights Borough Hall
901 Boulevard
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

 

The Borough of Seaside Heights proposes a change in use and disposal affecting a 1.36-acre portion of the Borough's Public Beach. The change in use/disposal is proposed to accommodate the expansion of the existing Casino Pier to support multiple modern day amusements including a new Ferris wheel and roller coaster. As the first phase in this project, the Borough will expand the pier and use it for public recreational purposes. As the second phase in this project, the Borough proposes to convey the pier to the owners of the Casino Pier. The Borough is currently proposing to compensate the disposal of parkland through providing replacement open space at a 1:1 ratio as well as through preservation and conservation of the historic Dentzel Loof Carousel as a museum that will be open to the public.

Wednesday
May 6, 2015
6:00 PM
Wednesday
May 20, 2015

Hearing #1:
City of Millville City Hall
Commission Chambers-4th floor
12 S. High Street
Millville, New Jersey 08332

Hearing #2:
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street-1st floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

 

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 13:1D-51 through -58, the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection ("NJDEP") will hold two public hearings to seek comments on the proposed conveyance of property in the City of Millville, Cumberland County.

The property proposed for conveyance is designated for tax purposes as Block 578, Lot 19 (comprising approximately 81 acres, hereafter "the Property.") The NJDEP proposes to convey the Property through a direct sale to either the City of Millville ("City"), the Millville Urban Redevelopment Corporation ("MURC"), the Cumberland County Improvement Authority or any other nonprofit or public entity designated by the City. The Property was purchased by the NJDEP from the prior owner, Durand Glass Manufacturing Company, Inc. ("Durand"), in July 2013 for $335,000. The proposed sale price for the conveyance by the NJDEP to the City or its designee is $395,000. If the property is conveyed by the NJDEP to the City or its designee, it will be used for commercial industrial/purposes consistent with current zoning.

The Property is located off Gorton Road; the street address of the Property is 1 Gorton Road. It is irregularly shaped, with a maximum depth of about 2700 linear feet and a frontage of about 735 feet. The property is currently administered by the NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife as part of the 474-acre Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area.

A copy of a report analyzing the proposed conveyance is available for download with the link following this notice. A general location map for the Property is included as Figure 1 of the report. An aerial map of the Property is included as Figure 2 of the report.

The proposed sale price is based on three components: the $369,579 full fair market value of the Property as of January 2013 (as established by appraisals commissioned by the NJDEP as part of the purchase); approximately $12,241 in technical costs incurred by the NJDEP as part of the purchase of the Property and $13,000 for administrative costs associated with the proposed conveyance.

If the proposed conveyance of the Property is approved and the Property is sold to the City or its designee, the NJDEP intends to deposit the funds received from the City or its designee into the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund, to be used for a future State acquisition project as required by N.J.S.A. 13:1D-57 and N.J.S.A. 13:8C-31. It is the NJDEP's intention to identify and purchase other suitable replacement land of at least equal acreage to the Property, in fee, within Cumberland County with these funds.

In March 2014, the NJDEP proposed to convey the Property to the City and to use a portion of the sale proceeds to purchase approximately 900 acres of land elsewhere in Millville (within a 1300-acre parcel known as the Holly Farm property) for addition to the WMA. After conducting public hearings on the proposal in May 2014 and performing further review of the proposal, the NJDEP has determined that linking this conveyance to the Holly Farm purchase is no longer feasible. Therefore, the NJDEP is re-proposing this conveyance under N.J.S.A. 13:1D-51 et seq.

State House Commission approval is required for this proposal. If approved, the Department anticipates that the earliest the proposed conveyance could occur is late April 2015.



Report On Proposed Sale of Lands Located in the City of Millville, Cumberland County (Block 578 Lot 19) by The Department Of Environmental Protection [ N.J.S.A. 13: 1d-52](PDF) Prepared By Department Of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program October 2014

APPENDICES
Appendix 1 An Economic Assessment of the City of Millville(PDF) Prepared By Millville Urban Redevelopment Corporation, January 2014
Appendix 2 January 2013 Curini Appraisal(PDF)
Appendix 3 January 2013 Frankenfield Appraisal(PDF)
Appendix 4 Habitat Assessment Report for Block 578, Lot 19(PDF)
Appendix to the Habitat Assessment Report for Block 578, Lot 19(PDF)
Hearing 1:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30PM


Public Hearing Transcript(PDF)



Hearing 2:
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
2:30PM


Public Hearing Transcript(PDF)

Hearing 1:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014









Hearing 2:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

   NOTES:

  • To view the public notice, click on the Hearing Date entry of a particular notice. All notices are PDF files.
  • Written comments are to be submitted to the contact identified in the public notice PDF file.
  • Older public notices are available on the Archived Public Notices page.

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