Neal O’ Shea and other pro-backyard residents of Forest Street will have to wait until April 17 for their day in court. You’ll remember the controversy started over a zoning change that would allow Forest Street owners to sell their backyard land to North Fullerton Avenue businesses, so the yards could be turned into parking lots. From the Star Ledger:
The zoning change, attacked as “spot zoning” by some and defended as a rightful public remedy to address parking needs by others, was approved by Montclair’s council in a 5-2 vote on June 21.
At the time the lawsuit was filed, the parties entered into a consent agreement that any application to create commercial parking lots there would not be decided pending the outcome of the case.
We’re waiting for a spot zoning change that will allow people to build houses in their backyards. Oh wait, maybe that’s already happened.