BRIELLE — The Borough of Brielle and Brielle Planning Board had a case management hearing on Friday, Sept. 29 to discuss the ongoing builder’s remedy lawsuit by M & D Two LLC, a local developer whose application to develop the former Grieco Beverages site was denied in February, 2022.
According to borough attorney Nicholas Montenegro, the M&D Two LLC application for a variance to permit the development was rejected by the planning board because the complex would not have been an age-restricted development — one of the permitted uses in the C-1A zone where the 1.3-acre site is located.
David Clark, the attorney representing the Planning Board in the case, said the borough is still engaged in “ongoing negotiations with the attorneys. “There has been nothing presented about any proposal yet,” said Mr. Clark.
Mr. Clark explained how the first lawsuit was filed against the planning board as a denial of use variance application from M & D Two LLC. The second suit was the builder’s remedy case directed toward the borough, and they were “put together [combined] by the court.”
He estimates that a final settlement agreement might be reached “by year’s end.”
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