Newark Resident Appeals Zoning Decision for Data Center's Power Plant

Feb 7, 2014


A Newark resident says she’s ready to challenging the city’s zoning decision last month that allows a 237-megawatt power plant as part of a planned data-processing center.

Sherry Hoffman filed her appeal this week with the Newark Board of Adjustment.

She is asking that the Board overturn a January decision by the city planner that gives the green light to the project located at the former Chrysler plant.

Hoffman lives near the facility.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that she claims the city planner Feeney Roser misinterpreted the zoning code and that the decision goes against Newark’s land-use plan which prohibits growth that negatively affects the local and regional environment.