In December, TLS reported the lawsuit was expected after the Township denied the application, which seeks to build several hundred homes. Today, that lawsuit was filed.
The Jackson Trails development was attacked on social media, though fully compliant with all Jackson land use laws and ordinances. The developer did not request any variances for the proposed development.
During one hearing for the development, planning board members, all appointed to their positions by Mayor Mike Reina, voted 4-4 which would deny the application. However, being that the members who voted ‘no’ did not provide a clear explanation for their vote, the developer went before the Board for another hearing, but the Board refused to consider it.
Jackson Township is already embroiled in two ongoing federal lawsuits.