The Firm recently won a land use challenge in Superior Court. In Lakewood Realty Associates v. Lakewood Township Planning Board, et al. the Firm successfully defended its client, the Lakewood Township Planning Board’s land use approvals to an applicant for preliminary and final major site plan approvals and bulk variances.
The court found that the planning board properly considered the testimony at the hearing and weighed the positive and negative criteria required for variance approval. The court also found that the board’s resolution of approval adequately set forth the legal and factual findings of the board in approving the application. Therefore, the court affirmed the determination of the board and dismissed the complaint with prejudice.