• Main Street v. Hackensack: A Cure in the Redevelopment Area Process ... but Still in Need of an Ounce of Prevention
  • July 13, 2015 | Authors: Anne S. Babineau; Laurie E. Meyers
  • Law Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. - Woodbridge Office
  • Until the recent Supreme Court decision in 62-64 Main Street, L.L.C. v. Hackensack, 221 N.J. 129 (2015) (“Hackensack”), many municipalities and developers of redevelopment projects were concerned that if an existing area in need designation was attacked, a court might invalidate the designation applying a broad interpretation of Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. v. Paulsboro, 191 N.J. 344 (2007) (“Gallenthin”).1 The argument that had been advanced was that the holding in Gallenthin had superimposed additional constitutionally-based requirements onto all of the criteria under N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-5 (“Redevelopment Area Criteria”).