Verordnung 2493: PILOT Agreement For Meridia At Roselle Park

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Veröffentlicht: Juni 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EST

The legal requirement to allow PILOT, or Payment In Lieu Of Taxes, Bei der “Meridia Bei Roselle Park” development on West Westfield Avenue for their 213-unit residential development is in the form of Ordinance 2493. This directive will authorize Roselle Park’s governing body to enter into a PILOT agreementon behalf of the borough’s residentswith Meridia on Westfield Urban Renewal, Roselle Park, LLC. This will be for the five (5) properties along West Westfield Avenue that include the former restaurant Domani’s, DJ Limousine, and SESSCO.

Im Dezember 2015, the first step to having the properties developed on Route 28 (Westfield Avenue) was taken when the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) designated the lots as an Area In Need Of Redevelopment. Jetzt, 18 Monate später, after being approved by both the MLUB and council to develop, Capodagli Property Company (CPC) – the parent company of Meridiahas demolished the structures and is applying for PILOT.

PILOT ist ein Programm, das als Anreiz genutzt wird für Entwickler auf Eigenschaften in den Gemeinden zu bauen, die aufgegeben wurden,, unbesetzt, oder ungenutzte. Entwickler verwenden PILOT eine Gemeinde weniger zu bezahlen als sonst zahlen würde, wenn Steuern auf Eigenschaften bezahlt wurden. Gemeinden können weniger Steuern erhalten, aber die Stadtverwaltung erhält mehr im Weg des Prozentsatz seit 95% von PILOT in eine Stadt geht im Gegensatz zu mit 30% to 33% von Steuern zu einer Gemeinde gehen. In a PILOT scenario, a school district does not get any of the PILOT payments. Criticism of the program is that for an apartment or residential development, school children might attend local public schools but the developer would not pay for any increase in student population through school taxes. At a presentation for PILOT held in April, Michael Hanley of NW Financial Group stated that school districts do get taxes from the land portion of property taxes. It is only the improvement partwhich is covered by PILOTthat does not go to schools.

Joseph Baumann from the law firm of McManimon, Schottland & Baumann, LLC – the special council appointed by the governing body to assist with the logistics of the project and PILOTconfirmed that the land portion of property taxes are still paid and only the improvement portion has PILOT applied to it. It is this portion that will not have any taxes going to schools but, according to the presentation, between 50% and 55% of the land portion taxes will still go to schools. PILOT will apply any taxes paid by the municipality from the land portion as a credit to the PILOT payments.

Wie für PILOT, it will be based on the annual revenue of the development and will be for 30 Jahre. The complex is scheduled to be completed by July of 2019. The project is designated as mix-use with the first floor of the development being for as yet unnamed commercial use.

Below is a breakdown of the percentage to be paid as PILOT for the span of the agreement:

YEARS
RATE
PHASE-OUT
1 - 5
10.5%
6 - 10
10.5%
oder 20% of ordinary taxation
11-15
13%
oder 40% of ordinary taxation
16 - 20
13%
oder 60% of ordinary taxation
21 - 30
13%
oder 80% of ordinary taxation

The phase-out alternative method means that the developer will pay either a percentage of the revenue of a percentage of taxes – whichever is greater.

Verordnung 2493 is set to have its second reading, öffentliche Anhörung, and vote by the governing body at tonight’s Mayor & Ratssitzung, die an beginnt 7 p.m. in Borough Hall.

A copy of the ordinance along with the 99-page application for PILOT are included below. Zusätzlich, a video of the April 19, 2017 PILOT presentation is available below the documents.


Download RP-Verordnung 2493


Download Meridia on Westfield Urban Renewal PILOT Application