Archive | Land Use

Experts and Land Use Boards: License to Testify?

Hearings before land use boards often involve fact witnesses and expert witnesses who provide the factual and legal basis upon which a board renders its decision. Expert testimony in the land use context is most often presented by professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture, and professional planning. Neither the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) […]

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Innocent Purchasers of Contaminated Property

New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., governs liability regarding a property upon which hazardous substances have been discharged. The Act states that anyone “in any way responsible” for hazardous substance discharge is strictly liable, jointly and severally, without regard to fault, for all cleanup and removal costs. Land purchasers in […]

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Land Use at WJ&L

Our conference room shows in pictures and plans just how active our Land Use practice continues to be. Some highlights of 2016 in this area include Inserra ShopRites in Elmwood Park and Wyckoff (full story elsewhere); Charles Schwab, Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Arcola Golf Club practice facility, Floor and Décor, Catch Air (a children’s […]

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MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING- THE DAYTON AND CHESTNUT VILLAGE IN RIDGEWOO COMING TO RIDGEWOOD For the last several years, Tom Wells and Andy Kohut of our office, have lead an effort to convince the Ridgewood Planning Board to amend the Village Master Plan and Zoning, to permit several new high density apartment projects downtown. Our clients, Garden […]

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Free New Jersey Property Tax Relief Analysis for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

If you or someone you know has suffered devastating damage to commercial or residential real property, you or they may be entitled to Property Tax Relief.  Kenneth A. Porro, Esq., Partner in our Litigation Department, who specializes in Real Property Tax Appeals, is offering to review New Jersey property tax assessments at no charge to those […]

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Shop Rite Approved Unanimously in Wyckoff!

Jim Jaworski, Esq., (Administrative Partner who actively practices in the firm’s Land Use Department) is pleased to announce that after more than 2 years and 30 something Planning Board hearings, 3 Design Review Commission meetings and 4 or 5 Shade Tree Commission meetings, the Site Plan for Wyckoff Shop Rite was unanimously approved on November 26 […]

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