Lawsuit to Block Englewood Cliffs LG Tower Gains Support

Judge expected to rule on LG litigation in coming weeks.

Additional groups and Bergen County residents have joined a 2012 lawsuit filed against Englewood Cliffs that seeks to block LG's plans to build an eight-story building over the Palisades treetops, northjersey.com reported Tuesday. 

The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, Scenic Hudson, and local residents Margo Moss and Jakob Franke are now plaintiffs in the suit filed over variances granted to LG, the report said. Englewood Cliffs exempted LG from a 35-foot height limit on buildings in the borough. 

The groups and residents argue the LG building could lead to more development above Palisades Interstate Park. 

State Superior Court Judge Alexander Carver III heard arguments in September and is expected to rule in the next two weeks. 

LG's proposed North American corporate headquarters also faces opposition from New York cultural organizations, who say the building will tarnish views of the Palisades. 

Larry Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller Jr., has asked LG to reconsider the design. Rockefeller donated 700 acres of land on the Palisades to preserve views across the Hudson River. 

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maryann January 23, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Englewood Cliffs is disgracefull looking enough with its MacMansions. This would be the ultimate indignity. A former resident. Maryann


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