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“Automatic Variance” Bill For FEMA Base Elevations Passes NJ Legislature

On June 20, 2013, the NJ Senate and the NJ General Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would exempt homes affected by Superstorm Sandy from development regulations on building heights. Normally, homeowners must apply to their local municipality for a variance when construction alters the original zoning plan of the property. Given the new base […]

The Salt & Light Company, Inc. v. Township Of Willingboro Zoning Board Of Adjustment: Variances For Beneficial Use

A recent case involving variances in Burlington County demonstrates that property owners may not always be granted a variance intended for beneficial use. In the case of The Salt & Light Company, Inc. v. Township of Willingboro Zoning Board of Adjustment, the plaintiff originally filed to have the denial of its variance overturned. The Salt […]