Fight over proposed Haddonfield drug rehab center puts zoning laws front and center

June 1, 2015

By Tom Joyce


Recovery Centers of America, the company attempting to build a drug treatment center in Haddonfield, says it’s listening to the concerns of local residents who object to the center being constructed near a high school, according to clinical director Deni Carise.
That being said, they do intend to build the center, barring some unforeseen legal obstacle.
“There are understandable concerns and there are discussions to be had, and nothing’s 100 percent in terms of zoning,” Carise said. “You never know what’s going to happen.”
It’s one more retelling of a story that’s played out countless times in New Jersey municipalities. A developer trying to build something. Local residents trying to stop it.