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Senate Advances Bill Prohibiting Tall Buildings Along Palisades

Bill would apply to a controversial LG development in Englewood Cliffs, report said.

A state Senate Committee has passed a bill that could halt the construction of an LG headquarters near the Palisade Cliffs, nj.com reported.

According to the report, the bill, which was passed 3-2 in a Senate committee and will now be sent to the full Senate, would prohibit developments over 35 feet tall anywhere within 2,000 feet of the cliffs, and would apply retroactively to any building that did not have a finished foundation by May 1, the report said.

The bill would apply to the 143-foot LG HQ, which received a variance from Englewood Cliffs in 2012 allowing for the company to build taller than the town’s 35-foot height limit, the report said.

An identical bill is waiting to be heard in an Assembly Committee, the report said.

LG representatives have said that the building would not ruin the view of the cliffs, and that redoing the plans for the building would delay the project, and affect its economics, nj.com reported.

Michael June 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Just build it in paramus or some other commercial area jeezus!
maryann June 10, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Finally. Please don't ruin the Palisades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack B Goode June 10, 2014 at 08:00 PM
spot zoning bill by Democrats to appease tree huggers, it will never see the light of day, they know that, but are trying to appease the anti-business environ mentalists
Henry Cooper June 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM
This bill is a joke, also known as Political Payback! Why not go back to when St. Peter's College was built and within the palisades; "Breaking the Horizon". Why does every opponent ignore the fact that the college is very visible within the confines of the Cliffs?????? LG, build your new campus in Englewood Cliffs.

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