Thursday, October 22, 2015

Court ruling could protect scenic views beyond Palisades


A New Jersey appeals court decision in a case involving a proposal to build a huge office tower overlooking the Palisades in Englewood Cliffs may give impetus to protect other scenic vistas along what the judges called a “national treasure.’’
Tom Johnson reports in NJSpotlight:

In a 30-page ruling handed down yesterday, the court said the local zoning board failed to consider the visual impact of a 143-foot-high building LG Electronics USA wanted to erect as a new headquarters on a site in the Bergen County community.
The decision will pave the way for a compromise scaling down the new headquarters to less than 70 feet high. But conservationists said the more far-reaching implication could lead to permanent protection for the entire Palisades.

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