Conservancy Resolution - Endorsing NJ State Legislation S2025 to Protect the Palisades Viewshed
October 5, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Palisades Parks Conservancy has recently passed a resolution in support of NJ State Legislation S2025, which would protect the viewshed of the Hudson River Palisades.
According to the resolution passed: "the Conservancy supports the passage of New Jersey State legislation S2025 that would create a Preservation Zone to include all of the land lying between (1) the mean high water line of the Hudson River from the northern boundary of Fort Lee Borough and extending northerly through Englewood Cliffs Borough, Tenafly Borough, and Alpine Borough to the New York State border, and (2) a line 2,000 feet landward from, and parallel to, the line formed by the top or steep edge of the Palisades or the crest of the slope in places where the steep Palisade rocks are absent, from the northern boundary of Fort Lee Borough and extending northerly through Englewood Cliffs Borough, Tenafly Borough, and Alpine Borough to the New York State border. NJ State legislation S2025 would prohibit development above 35 feet in height in that zone."
The Conservancy looks forward to this bill being passed and the Palisades viewshed being forever saved.