Portaria 2493: Acordo piloto para Meridia No Roselle Park

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Publicado: Junho 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EST

The legal requirement to allow PILOT, or Payment In Lieu Of Taxes, no “Meridia No 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, Limousine do DJ, and SESSCO.

Em dezembro de 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. Agora, 18 meses mais tarde, after being approved by both the MLUB and council to develop, Capodagli propriedade da empresa (CPC) – the parent company of Meridiahas demolished the structures and is applying for PILOT.

PILOT é um programa que é utilizado como um incentivo para os desenvolvedores a construir sobre propriedades em municípios que foram abandonados, vago, ou não utilizados. Os desenvolvedores usam PILOT para pagar um município menos do que seria pago se os impostos foram pagos em propriedades. Municípios poderão receber menos impostos, mas o governo municipal recebe mais por meio de percentual desde 95% de PILOT vai para uma cidade em vez de ter 30% to 33% dos impostos que vão para um município. 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, Escócia & 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.

Quanto PILOT, it will be based on the annual revenue of the development and will be for 30 anos. 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:

1 - 5
6 - 10
ou 20% of ordinary taxation
ou 40% of ordinary taxation
16 - 20
ou 60% of ordinary taxation
21 - 30
ou 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.

Portaria 2493 is set to have its second reading, audiência pública, and vote by the governing body at tonight’s Mayor & reunião do Conselho que terá início às 7 p.m. em Borough Hall.

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

Portaria Baixar RP 2493

Download Meridia on Westfield Urban Renewal PILOT Application