[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Ventnor City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Development regulations — See Ch. 102.
Article I Northeast Ventnor Redevelopment Plan
Article II Density Reduction in Northeast Ventnor Redevelopment Plan Area
[Adopted 9-6-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-6]
The Northeast Ventnor Redevelopment Plan is hereby adopted as an ordinance of the City of Ventnor City.
Editor's Note: The Northeast Ventnor Redevelopment Plan and all amendments thereto are on file in the City offices.
It is hereby found and determined that the above-referenced redevelopment plan meets the criteria for adoption of a redevelopment plan as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-7 and as further specified in the redevelopment plan itself.
It is hereby found and determined that the above-referenced redevelopment plan is consistent with the Master Plan of the City of Ventnor City.
The Zoning Map of the City of Ventnor City is hereby amended to incorporate the redevelopment plan.
The provisions of the redevelopment plan shall supersede the provisions of the Development Regulations of the City of Ventnor City to the extent set forth in the redevelopment plan.
The governing body of the City of Ventnor City is hereby designated the implementing agency in order to carry out and effectuate the purposes and terms of the redevelopment plan and shall have all those powers and duties as enumerated in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. and specifically including those powers delineated in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-8.
[Adopted 5-15-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
The preamble hereof is incorporated by this reference thereto as though fully set forth at length herein.
Editor's Note: Said preamble included provisions stating that a goal of the Northeast Ventnor Redevelopment Plan is to reduce overall residential density within that area; that said plan recommends, among other things, the reconversion of multifamily residential structures by the establishment of seasonal occupancy as an alternative to year-round occupancy of residential units; and the City seeks to implement a voluntary conversion of existing structures containing one, two or three residential dwelling units so that same shall be utilized only on a seasonal basis.
The City will provide funding in the amount of $200,000 to be utilized by the City so as to provide consideration to property owners willing to voluntarily convert existing residential buildings containing one, two or three year-round residential units into seasonal use of one or more residential units.
Seasonal occupancy of a residential unit shall mean occupancy of said residential unit is to occur only between May 15 through September 15 of each year, (hereinafter referred to as "summer season") and that for the period of time between September 16 to May 14 of the following year, no occupancy of said residential unit shall occur.
The City will provide consideration to property owners so as to induce said property owners to voluntarily convert a residential unit or units into seasonal use.
Consideration to be paid to a property owner willing to voluntarily convert a residential unit to a seasonal use shall be as follows:
Consideration to a property owner entering into a five-year agreement with the City whereby a year-round residential unit is converted to a seasonal use residential unit shall be the sum of $12,000.
Consideration to a property owner entering into a permanent agreement with the City whereby a year-round residential unit is converted to a seasonal use residential unit shall be the sum of $22,000.
Conversion of a residential unit to that of a seasonal-use residential unit shall be accomplished by the execution of an agreement (hereinafter referred to as "conversion agreement") between the property owner and the City so as to provide for either the five-year term or permanent term of seasonal use. Said conversion agreement shall be binding upon all successors in interest to the subject property and shall be in a form suitable for recording with the Atlantic County Clerk's Office. Said agreement shall be in a form prepared and approved by the City Solicitor.
A conversion agreement entered into with any property owner shall provide, among other things, for the right of the City to inspect the residential unit in order to determine compliance with the conversion agreement.
Any property owner allowing the occupancy of a converted residential unit which has been the subject of a conversion agreement shall be deemed to have violated said conversion agreement and shall repay to the City all monies received from the City together with interest in the amount of 10% per annum calculated from the date of the initial payment to the property owner to that of repayment of said sum, together with all attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the City with regard to the enforcement of any provision of the conversion agreement. This provision shall be binding upon all successors in interest of the property owner entering into said conversion agreement.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject, at its sole discretion, any proposed conversion agreement.
The governing body is hereby authorized to enter into and otherwise bind the City in a conversion agreement with any owner of property situate in the Northeast Redevelopment Area of the City of Ventnor City.