Phillis v. Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

The New Jersey Court of Appeals found that in this matter a hearing that resulted in final site plan approval and variances, was not inadequate when compared to the amount of previous hearings held on the project. It was claimed that the hearing in question, which approved the variances, was inadequate. The court found that there was no error in granting bulk variances since the grant of the variances was grounded in the purposes of zoning, the benefits outweighed any detriments. The variances were also found to not be a substantial detriment to the good of the public and they would not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the zone plan and zoning ordinance.