NJ Court Rejects Town's Environmental Rezoning

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate panel Thursday reversed the rezoning of a residential plot in the Township of Ocean, N.J., after ruling the township behaved unreasonably by rezoning some residential farmland areas as environmentally sensitive to promote and preserve open space.

A three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division sided with Thomas and Carol Griepenburg, the owners of a 31-acre plot in the Township of Ocean. The Griepenburgs’ property was changed from a “developed urban” area to an “environmentally sensitive” area in 2006,...
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