November 25, 2014

William Harrison Quoted in Atlantic City Press

Firm partner William F. Harrison was quoted in a November 20th Atlantic City Press article entitled “Hammonton Turf Farm Soccer gets a Boost from AG Boards.” As the attorney for Tuckahoe Turf Farm, Mr. Harrison is seeking to have Hammonton and the Pinelands Commission approve soccer activities on the turf farm. Those activities have been used by Tuckahoe Turf to market the turf for use on recreational fields. The Atlantic and Camden County Agricultural Development Boards each determined that the soccer activities at Tuckahoe Turf Farm are a form of on-farm direct marketing which is a permitted agricultural activity on farms. Based on these resolutions, Hammonton determined that the soccer activities are a permitted use in the Agricultural Production zoning district where the property is located. As a result, Tuckahoe Turf will be applying to the Planning Board for site plan approval as a permitted use.

“The commission needs to make its own determination as to whether the use (for soccer) qualifies as accessory to the agricultural activity,” Harrison said. “It’s been our position from day one that that’s the case, and we believe the resolutions adopted by Camden and Atlantic counties’ agricultural development boards should be strongly persuasive to the commission.”

Mr. Harrison is Director of the firm’s Environmental Law and Land Use & Approvals practice groups and a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment practice group.

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