August 4th 2015
by Kim Lueddeke
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS – Litigation over LG Electronic USA’s proposed North American headquarters will continue, after a state appellate panel denied a motion to send the case to the borough Planning Board.
LG had sought to have the matter remanded to the Planning Board for consideration of a settlement that the company reached in June with environmental groups that had sued over its building plans. Plans for LG’s new headquarters, which would be located at 111 Sylvan Ave., originally called for a 143-foot-tall office building that critics said would be visible above the Palisades tree line and mar the views of the cliffs. As part of the settlement, LG has agreed to lower the height to 69 feet.
For litigation over a land-use decision to be settled, the terms of the agreement must be submitted to the appropriate entity – in this case, LG wanted it to go before the Planning Board – for a public presentation and hearing. The board would then determine whether the settlement should be approved.