Plan Amendment Process
The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), pursuant to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Act (FMERA Act), P.L. 2010, c.51 (N.J.S.A. 52:27I-18 et seq.), adopted Land Use Rules (N.J.A.C. 19:31C-3) consistent with and in furtherance of the Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Plan (Reuse Plan). Pursuant to the FMERA Act, FMERA is authorized “to adopt, revise, adjust, and implement…any aspect of the [Reuse P]lan.” The Land Use Rules stipulate that the Authority may amend the Reuse Plan based on an application submitted to the Authority or by staff recommendation. The FMERA Board must act on either the application or staff recommendation. Prior to the adoption of any amendment to the Reuse Plan, the Authority must transmit a copy of the proposed amendment to the governing body of each host municipality. Within 45 days of receipt of the proposed amendment, the governing body of each municipality must transmit a written report containing recommendations to the Authority. Each municipality will determine how to gather any public comments, and members of the public should provide their comments directly to the host municipalities. FMERA staff will then provide the Board with an analysis of the report from each municipality. Any action by the Authority to amend the Reuse Plan shall require the affirmative vote of seven members.
Proposed Plan Amendment #19
This proposed amendment to the Fort Monmouth Reuse Plan is intended to allow for an alternative development scenario for the Howard Commons parcel in the Eatontown Reuse Area. This amendment was approved by the FMERA Board for transmittal to the host municipalities in May 2022. Responses from the host municipalities were due to FMERA by July 21, 2022.