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N.J. Senate Committee Approves Proposal to Allow Builders to Lock-In Zoning

The Star-Ledger

February 04, 2010

Ted Zangari was quoted about a NJ Senate committee approving a proposal to allow builders to lock-in the local zoning on a particular property for several years by filing an application for development. “Property owners often spend hundreds of thousand of dollars and up to five or six years pursuing a land use application in reliance on current ordinances, but if the town fathers decide they don’t like what the law permits they can literally re-zone the property right up until the moment of decision on that application. That’s not proper planning, it’s reactionary zoning,” said Ted Zangari, a real estate attorney and founder of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition.