RAMAPO–January 31, 2020
“The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the hotly contested 15-unit Bluefield Extension project despite opponents’ claims that a state judge’s ruling blocked the construction.
Supervisor Michael Specht and ZBA attorney Alyssa Slater said the judge’s decision annulling the variances allowed the builder to reapply to the land-use board.
Specht, a former ZBA attorney, said the board voted Thursday night on an application updated in 2019, though opponents took issue that the update cured the violations cited by the judge.
The board’s 5-0 decision would allow the owner to build multiple-family housing on approximately one acre off Union Road, just across from the massive Bluefield complex of multiple family townhouses. [Read more…]