Hundreds Debate LG Headquarters at Master Plan Hearing

Englewood Cliffs is considering an amendment that would allow for more high-rise developments along the Palisades, report says.

A hearing Wednesday night meant to discuss a possible Master Plan change in Englewood Cliffs became a battle ground for locals fighting over the controversial plan to build a 143-feet tall LG Electronics headquarters overlooking the Palisades, NorthJersey.com reported.

According to the report, residents and environmentalists came out against the project, citing its potential impact on the cliffs. Meanwhile, trade union leaders argued that the project would bring jobs to the area, the report said.

The hearing, which attracted hundreds of people, is just the latest in a string of arguments surrounding the LG building.

According to the report, the borough’s zoning board approved a variance in 2012 that would allow for the building to exceed Englewood Cliffs’s 35-foot building height limit. The board has since been abolished and a string of lawsuits have been filed surrounding the decision to allow for the building, reports say.

Wednesday’s hearing was meant to discuss a possible amendment to the town’s Master Plan that would allow for more high rise development along Sylvan Avenue near the Palisades, the report said. The Planning Board concluded the hearing without voting on the possibility, and plans to hold another meeting in the future to discuss it, the report said.

maryann May 04, 2014 at 01:03 PM
LG you can build lower you have pleanty of room. Leave the Palisades as they are meant to be. Take the high road in this country. You enjoy the best we have in homes and schools this would be a small thank you And good for business.
Joe Montini May 04, 2014 at 06:47 PM
“The major tragedy here is that this controversy is needless, it should not be here before us,” former New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio told lawmakers. “There is ample room to design and build on this land within the 35-foot height limit. Every other business in the community does this.”
maryann May 04, 2014 at 10:10 PM
I think by the lack of comment by the residents of Englewood Cliffs of whom I was one is very telling about this uninterested or better said self-interested home owners. The word community does not apply here. Are the residents as awful as the new dwellings??


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