August 11, 2023 | njspotlightnews.org
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One of New Jersey’s most bitterly contested, and long-running warehouse projects narrowly escaped a historic denial when planning officials in White Township, Warren County, gave the developer a little more time to modify its plan to conform with new state stormwater rules.
The local planning board teetered on the edge of denying the project, which would build two warehouses totaling 2.8 million square feet on farmland in the largely rural township. The plan has generated fierce opposition from residents since being proposed more than four years ago.
Read More: Click Here NJ SEED: White Township is a classic case of NIMBY - citizens against business expansion. It is not a bad thing for home owners and other interests to raise concerns about potential negative impact on their community. NJ formerly welcomed “clean industry”. Warehousing is a clean industry, but its recent rapid expansion suggest it might be too much of a good thing.