NJ High Court Clarifies Standard For Relief From Zoning Rules

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A zoning board that decides a developer deserves a pass on land-use restrictions because a property is “particularly suitable” for its project doesn't have to determine that the site is the only one available for that purpose, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Addressing zoning variance requests under the state's land-use law, the court found that the developer behind a multiunit residential building in Union City didn't have to prove a lack of other viable locations in trying to show that the project, which otherwise...
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