Appeals Court Stikes Down Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Plan

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.

Pallone commented on the Ice Cream at What’s the Scoop in Metuchen and the singing prowess of a 93 year old woman in a flapper dress at the Sayreville Senior Halloween party.

Posted: October 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Rush Holt | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Appeals Court Stikes Down Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Plan”

  1. Joseph Irace said at 9:30 am on October 28th, 2010:

    Once again, Oceanport’s fears of the State running redevelopment are coming true. Perhaps if the 3 communities (Oceanport, Eatontown and Tinton Falls) involved had control over redevelopment and the plan, this would not have happened.

    Remember, Oceanport (along with Tinton Falls) voted against this plan. Our reasons were simple. We were concerned with the amount and type of affordable housing (probably the opposite reason of the lawsuit) and we were concerned with the economic viability of the plan PRIOR to the real estate market crashing.

    Readers who care to know more can visit the Facebook page “Citizens Holding the Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority Accountable” for more information about the concerns with State control and the impact on Oceanport, Eatontown and Tinton Falls.

  2. Way to Go, Holt and Pallone: Fort Monmouth Closes Today | Save Jersey said at 2:33 pm on September 15th, 2011:

    […] So thanks for NOTHING, Congressmen Holt and Pallone. Our Congressional delegation already recoups the lowest “tax dollar paid-to-tax dollar returned” percentage of any state in the union. What value does incumbency have if the incumbent are this utterly impotent whenever the constituency really needs an assist? […]