Senate Panel Approves Kyrillos Bill to Spur Economic Growth in Sandy Aftermath

Senate Panel Approves Kyrillos Bill to Spur Economic Growth in Sandy Aftermath
April 26th, 2013

The Senate Environment & Energy Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) to facilitate economic growth in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Senator Kyrillos’ bipartisan S2680 allows for development on existing piers in certain urban municipalities.

“This act will help urban areas in the aftermath of Sandy by opening the door for development and job growth,” said Kyrillos, a member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

“Existing piers have been built to survive the worst storms without health, safety or structural consequences, and this bill requires that any projects will be subject to all applicable ordinances, rules and regulations.

”S2680, also sponsored by Senator Nicholas Sacco (D-32), allows for residential development, hotels, motels, mixed-use development and commercial development on piers over large rivers located in coastal high hazard areas within qualifying municipalities. Qualifying municipalities are those eligible for the state’s Municipal Urban Aid Program. This bill advances to the full Senate for approval.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Team Kyrillos
Contact Phone Number: 
(732) 737-4115
Contact E-Mail Address: