In a decision that could impact development throughout New Jersey, a state appeals court struck down part of the Fort Monmouth Redevelopment plan, according to a report in the Star Ledger.
Ruling in favor of affordable housing advocates, the court said that the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMRPA) failed to take a regional approach to planning for the fort’s redevelopment and leaves the housing decisions to the three municipalities where the fort sits, Oceanport, Eatontown, and Tinton Falls.
Unless successfully appealed by the Christie Administration, the court decision will impact development in the Highlands Region in the northwest portion of the state, the Meadowlands and the Pine Lands. The Star Ledger reported that the Attorney General’s office declined to comment.
Neither Frank Pallone or Rush Holt have commented. Fort Monmouth is being closed next year, its military operations being moved to Aberdeen Maryland, because Pallone and Holt were negligent in there representation of their districts during the BRAC process which lead the decision 2005 decision to close the fort.