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City authorizes attorney to intervene in lawsuit over
proposed development adjacent to Short Hills

By Jennifer Connic

The Township Committee Tuesday night voted to get involved in the Livingston affordable housing case after several pleas from area residents asking for help.

The committee voted to allow attorney Christopher Falcon to intervene in the case on behalf of the town and hire environmental and traffic consultants.

Developer TMB Partners is proposing to build apartment buildings, which would include affordable housing units, on the corner of South Orange Avenue and White Oak Ridge Road in Livingston. The location is currently the site of the Tutor Time Building.

The case went to court, but Livingston officials settled on the matter. Hearings on changing the Livingston zoning map and master plan are still necessary, however.

Some residents who live near the proposed development have been attending recent Township Committee meetings seeking assistance in the case. The neighbors have organized as a group and hired their own attorney. Falcon said he plans to coordinate with the neighbors' attorney.

Leonard Rubin, of Rippling Brook Drive, said the town had taken a substantial step in opposing what he called the "grotesque" proposal. Essentially Livingston officials have agreed to change their master plan and regulations to accommodate the development.

"It's an insult to our master plan," Rubin told Millburn officials. "We appreciate your help in fighting this."

Town Administrator Tim Gordon said the traffic study has several pieces. Two different components involving researching and reporting will cost $2,000 and $8,500, he said. Additionally, experts will be paid $850 per appearance and $750 per appearance to testify in the case, he said.

Falcon said the environmental study will cost $250 per hour.

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