Monday, February 11, 2013
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan wrote that the county would benefit from LG Electronics' plan to build a new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.
Bergen County would benefit from LG Electronics' plan to build a new 143-foot-tall tower in Englewood Cliffs, County Executive Kathleen Donovan wrote in an opinion piece on NorthJersey.com. Donovan wrote that the project would benefit the county economically by creating new construction jobs, ensuring that hundreds of existing jobs stay in Bergen and by allowing LG to expand its workforce here. "We need the jobs, we need the investment, we need the tax dollars," Donovan wrote. "We need longtime friends like LG to remain committed to our county and state." The project also has its opponents. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and grandson of John D. Rockefeller Jr. have publicly opposed the project, saying that it would ruin the view from The …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Judge expected to rule on LG litigation in coming weeks.
Wednesday, January 23
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 …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
LG officials say they are listening to concerns from cultural groups.
Sunday, January 20
A high-profile group, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and grandson of John D. Rockefeller Jr., has launched efforts to preserve views of the Palisades they argue are threatened by LG's proposed headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, the New York Times reported Sunday. LG's proposed tower would be 143 feet tall and visible over the treetops from New York's Cloisters museum, according to the report. The planned building would become the only "high-rise" north of Fort Lee seen from New York, northjersey.com reported Thursday. John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated the property for New York's Cloisters museum, which is owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rockefeller donated 700 additional acres across the Hudson River to the state of New…