On June 30, Gov. Christie signed legislation extending the Permit Extension Act for an additional year in those counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The Permit Extension Act, originally signed into law on September 6, 2008, in response to the 2007 recession, effectively extended certain existing property development permits and government approvals by suspending the running of the approval period. The act was further extended in 2010, 2012 and 2014. These extensions extended approvals through December 31, 2015, and in some cases, through June 30, 2016. The act expired on December 31, 2015, however, and as a result, no approvals were extended beyond June 30, 2016. Developers were therefore faced with having to seek extensions of previously granted approvals or to reapply.
The newly signed legislation grants a reprieve to "Superstorm Sandy-Impacted Counties." These are Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties. The running of the approval period is suspended through December 31, 2016, for government approvals in existence on December 31, 2015, concerning lands located entirely within one of these counties. The legislation therefore extends approvals in these counties for an additional year, up to June 30, 2017.
Luke Pontier and Nicole Magdziak co-authored an article, "A Cautionary Tale of Orphan Signature Pages," published in the Fall 2019 issue of Dimensions, a newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association.
On January 17, Craig Gianetti and Justin Hannan will be speaking on a panel, "Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones: Synergies and Conflicts," at the 2020 Economic Leadership Forum, produced by the New Jersey Bankers Association.
On December 11, Craig Gianetti will be speaking at "The Land Use Institute: Mt. Laurel and Other Hot Topics," a program presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Land Use Section and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planners Association.
On October 25, Christopher Stracco and Katharine Coffey co-presented a webinar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), entitled "The Legal Aspects of Electronic Billboards and Signs."
Katharine Coffey and Peter Wolfson are serving as the organizers of Redevelopment Planning Law, a two-day course presented by the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute (NJRA-RTI) that will be held on October 23 and 24 at Kean University in Union, NJ.
Craig Gianetti is featured in a Market Forecast special section in the January 2020 issue of Real Estate New Jersey.
Day Pitney LLP announced today that April F. Condon has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate and Environmental group in its Stamford office. She joins from Robinson & Cole LLP.
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Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJBSA).