Hoboken Defends Pier Development Restrictions

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Hoboken, N.J., on Tuesday shot back in a developer's suit challenging laws that restrict residential projects on piers and platforms, contending that the recently adopted ordinances are a legitimate response to flood dangers such as those allegedly posed by the plaintiff's high-rise plans.

In its answer to Shipyard Associates LP's Feb. 21 suit in New Jersey federal court, Hoboken makes clear that it opposes the developer's proposal for two 10-story towers on a platform that extends into the Hudson River. The site is part of a...
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