As previously reported , for many years the township committee rezoned areas as requested by developers to both allow residential in non residential areas (Industrial park etc) and to allow higher density residential (multifamily, duplex, changing zones). They also changed parts of zones allowing office buildings on County Line, Shopping Centers in Cedarbridge and more.
While we were originally looking at a list of 20 ordinances from 2005-2015, we've now expanded that list to 50 ordinances from 2005-2016. We are in the process of confirming exactly which ordinances required notice and did not send notice therefore depriving the township committee of jurisdiction to make the zoning change.
We are beginning to raise funds for litigation. The first step involves going through each of the ordinances to determine which ones were indeed faulty notices and can be included in the lawsuit. Once we have a defined list we will clearly delineate what we can accomplish with our litigation. This has far reaching implications for Lakewood. Just a few of the areas this could impact are: Oak Street, Cedarbridge, County Line, Flea Market, Eagle Ridge Gold Club, Industrial Park, HD zones all along Route 9/River Ave etc. In addition to this, many zones were changed all over town that are too numerous to list. read more at Take Back Lakewood