NJ High Court Clarifies Zoning Relief Standards

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- New Jersey projects that zoning laws allow in areas under certain conditions but deviate from those requirements don't have to meet a beefed-up standard in proving so-called negative criteria for municipal approval, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The court rejected arguments from TSI East Brunswick LLC, the owner of a New York Sports Club in East Brunswick, N.J., that the town zoning board improperly handed New Vornado/Saddle Brook LLC a conditional use variance for an LA Fitness Club on Route 18. For-profit recreational facilities are...
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