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Friday, February 3, 2017

Hoboken loses on one legal front against the Monarch Project, will appeal to NJ Supreme Court

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Friday February 3, 2017

City of Hoboken, NJ

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Community: City of Hoboken Seeks to Appeal Monarch Litigation to State Supreme Court

Dear MSV readers,

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey today ruled against the City of Hoboken’s request for a hearing from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the Monarch development project.

Among other reasons, the court stated that “post-Superstorm Sandy changes to the [DEP’s] regulations and the City’s ordinances did not constitute “good cause” to revoke the [waterfront development permit] issued to Shipyard” by the DEP in 2011.

“Superstorm Sandy was a devastating event, and the impacts of climate change and rising seas absolutely need to be considered when we are potentially putting future residents and our first responders at risk by developing on waterfront piers,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We will be immediately filing a petition for certification to appeal this to the New Jersey Supreme Court.”

In addition to this matter, the City of Hoboken is also concurrently involved in four other litigation matters related to the site of the Monarch project.