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Thursday, January 07, 2021 – 7:30 P.M. 

The meeting was recorded via Zoom: WATCH THE TOWN HALL MEETING 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 7: 30 P.M. View the January 14 RIVER ROAD TOWN HALL PRESENTATION

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 7: 30 P.M.

The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Chatham will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting with respect to the River Road Redevelopment Project on Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 7: 30 P.M.
This meeting will be a wrap up question and answer session with guest speakers Dr. Robert Powell, Vince DeNave, Jonathan Schwartz from BNE Real Estate and Annie Hindenlang from Topology regarding the River Road Redevelopment project.
The public may participate by dialing 929-205-6099 (Meeting ID: 815 0001 8814) or obtain online access using the following URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81500018814
This meeting will be broadcast via Zoom

River Road Redevelopment Project

To submit comments regarding the River Road Redevelopment project please submit to riverroadredevelopment@chathamborough.org.


Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Project

To submit comments regarding the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment project please submit to postofficeplaza@chathamborough.org.


The Local Redevelopment and Housing Law

The Local Redevelopment and Housing Law requires local governments to follow a series of steps before they may exercise powers under the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. The process is designed to ensure that the public is given adequate notice and is given an opportunity to participate in the process. Further, the redevelopment process requires that the Governing Body and the Planning Board interact to ensure that all redevelopment actions consider the Chatham Borough’s Master Plan.

Required steps:

  1. The Governing Body must adopt a resolution directing the Planning Board to perform a preliminary investigation to determine whether a specific area is in need of redevelopment according to the criteria set forth in the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law.
  2. The Planning Board must prepare and make available a map delineating the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment area and specifying the parcels to be included in the investigation.
  3. The Planning Board must conduct the investigation and prepare a report of the findings.  A duly noticed public hearing must be held to present the results of the investigation and allow interested parties to give comments and testimony. The Planning Board then may adopt a resolution recommending a course of action to the Governing Body.
  4. The Governing Body may accept, reject, or modify the Planning Board’s recommendation by adopting a resolution designating parcels as an area in need of redevelopment.  The Governing Body must further make the final determination as to the non-condemnation redevelopment area boundaries.
  5. A Redevelopment Plan may be prepared establishing the goals, objectives and specific actions to be taken with regard to the area in need of redevelopment.
  6. The Governing Body may then act on the Redevelopment Plan by passing an ordinance adopting the Redevelopment Plan as an amendment to the municipal zoning ordinance.
  7. Only after the completion of this process is a municipality able to exercise the powers under the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law.

 2016 Housing Element and Fair Share Plan [Adopted 09-21-2016] (pdf)