Tag: Municipal Land Use Law

Will NJ Legislature Bill Overhaul Local Oversight Over Warehouse Development?

Will NJ Legislature Bill Overhaul Local Oversight Over Warehouse Development?

A bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey Legislature would change how municipalities regulate the development of large warehouses… A bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey Legislature would change how municipalities regulate the development of large warehouses. Under Senate Bill 3688, New Jersey would adopt a regional

Municipalities Must Consider the “View” in Granting Height Variance

Municipalities Must Consider the “View” in Granting Height Variance

A recent Appellate Division decision highlights the factors that New Jersey zoning boards must consider when determining whether to grant a height variance under the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). In Jacoby v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Borough of Englewood Cliffs, the appeals court found the zoning board erred

NJ Supreme Court Sides With Township Over Municipal Land Use Authority

In Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the power of municipalities to zone property consistent with their Master Plan and Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) goals. In addition to finding the ordinances at issue were not were not arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable, the court

NJ Appeals Court Rules Utility Providers Are Not Immune From Municipal Regulations

NJ Appeals Court Rules Utility Providers Are Not Immune From Municipal Regulations

In New Jersey Natural Gas Company v. Borough of Red Bank, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court addressed whether the New Jersey Natural Gas Company’s (NJNG) installation of aboveground gas regulators in public sidewalks were subject to the borough’s development regulations. The court ultimately concluded that gas