Struggle to slow warehouse sprawl continues

Credit: jazz guy via FlickrNewly constructed Amazon fulfillment center at the former Sears in Ocean Township As New Jersey’s warehouse boom continues, critics called for new laws that would curb local rights to decide land use, while defenders of home rule rejected the idea of state or county authorities getting the power to control development. Advocates gathered online Wednesday to respond to new state guidance for towns on how to manage applications to construct the giant buildings, amid opposition from those who say warehouses choke local roads with truck traffic, eat up scarce open space and industrialize New Jersey’s remaining rural corners.

The State Planning Commission delayed a vote on whether to approve the guidelines, published last month by the […].

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