Demolition Moratorium on Historic Structures Only

Demolition Moratorium on Historic Structures Only
Posted on 05/14/2019
Township extends the moratorium on demolition of buildings and structures having historic significance or potential historic significance.

From the Office of the Township Manager:

Given that it is in the Township's best interest to continue the temporary suspension of issuance of new demolition permits for sound 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings or structures throughout the Township until the Governing Body can consider amendments to the Township Code regulating the demolition of historic structures and the appropriate review and procedures related thereto, and given that the Governing Body has introduced an Ordinance to implement that objective which designates the buildings and structures that would be subject to such review, pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I hereby order and direct that the moratorium on new demolition permits for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings or structures be modified to apply only to those buildings or structures which are individually identified or are located in districts which are identified in the Historic Preservation Element of the Township's Master Plan as having historic significance or potential historic significance, and be extended for thirty (30) days.

A list of said buildings and structures is maintained by the Planning Department and is available for inspection. This moratorium does not apply to any application to demolish any 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-family building or structure deemed a hazard by the Construction Official or Fire Official or that is in immediate danger of collapse. This Administrative Order shall be effective immediately.

The Planning Department provides an online historic inventory map.