NJ town, developer reach agreement on prized Hudson River land

In a photo taken Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, a small pier is seen off an empty lot along the Hudson River in Edgewater, N.J. A federal lawsuit alleges the town along the Hudson River with views of the Manhattan skyline has colluded with a politically co

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a dispute between a developer and a town along the Hudson River over a coveted piece of real estate.

In a 2017 lawsuit, developer 615 River Road Partners had accused Edgewater of colluding with a politically connected developer to block its residential project on the roughly 19-acre former site of a petroleum storage terminal. It’s one of the last large, undeveloped riverfront spaces facing New York City.

The town denied the allegations.

This week, Edgewater’s council approved a deal that allows the developer to build 1,200 residential units, about 600 units fewer than originally planned. The developer also will transfer part of the site to the town for construction of a school.