Section: Effect of conversion
16. If the Office of Smart Growth determines, in response to a municipal petition submitted pursuant to subsection c. of section 14 of P.L.2004, c.2 (C.40:55D-150), that the proposed development transfer ordinance may be approved, the municipality may proceed with adoption of the proposed ordinance. If the Office of Smart Growth determines that the proposed ordinance may be approved with conditions, the Office of Smart Growth shall make such recommendations as may be necessary for the proposed ordinance to be approved. The municipality shall not adopt the proposed ordinance unless the changes recommended by the Office of Smart Growth have been included in the proposed ordinance. If the Office of Smart Growth determines that the development transfer ordinance should be disapproved, the municipality may not proceed with adoption of the proposed ordinance.
The decision by the Office of Smart Growth on the petition shall have the effect of a final agency action and any appeal of that decision shall be made directly to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.
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