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Public Hearing for Sale of County Owned Property

The County of Morris will conduct two public hearings on September 23 and September 30 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.5 et. Seq. on the sale of a county owned property. The property in question is located on 43 John Street, Morris Township, New Jersey 07960. The vacant lot size is +/-.09 Acres located on Block 10103 Lot 2 in Morris Township. Get more information and read a copy of the report.

Final Draft Preservation Trust Fund Analysis & Strategy Report Presented to Freeholders

More than 20 years have passed since the inception of the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund programs.

To assess the future needs for the Trust Fund, the county contracted with the consulting firm Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., to undertake an analysis of the open space preservation, farmland preservation, historic preservation, and park development programs.

The findings were presented to the freeholder board at its July 9 work session in Morristown.

The report is now posted online at http://www.scribd.com/collections/4648289/Final-Draft-Preservation-Trust-Fund-Analysis-Strategy-Report-Collection.

Low and Moderate Income / Inclusionary Affordable Housing Mapped

As part of an ongoing assessment of local housing data and trends, the Division of Planning and Preservation has prepared an inventory and map identifying the location of all major developments providing low & moderate and inclusionary affordable housing in Morris County, as defined by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).  Over 100 sites containing over 5,000 units of low and moderate income housing are included in this inventory, which is accompanied by a list of affordable housing resource organizations, programs and information.  This map, inventory and resource list have been posted to the Data and Statistics page, under Housing. See Map and Table.

Population Estimates for 2013 Released by Census Bureau / Other Data Available

The United States Census Bureau has released new county and municipal population estimates as well as county housing unit estimates for 2013. In addition, new data concerning Morris County public school enrollment and residential building permit activity has also been released by the N.J. Department of Education and the N.J. Department of Community Affairs. Of note:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, Morris County’s population rose from 492,276 to 499,397 persons, an increase of 1.4%.
  • During this same period, the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 14.1%, or 501 persons. This was also the greatest percentage increase of all municipalities in the State.
  • The number of new housing units authorized by building permit in 2013 rose to 899 units, up significantly from the recession era low of 391 units authorized in 2008.  Multi-family housing units made up more than half of all housing units authorized by building permit in 2013.  

Tables, charts and maps showing the latest county and municipal population estimates, county housing unit estimates, and recent public school enrollment and building permit figures have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.

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