Newark Board of Adjustment

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The battle over the proposed data center in Newark is expected to revolve around an off-the-grid power plant that would be built for the facility and whether those plant emissions would harm the local neighborhoods.

Legal briefs were filed with the Newark Board of Adjustment for a hearing next week on the city’s January zoning decision that allows for the gas-fired cogeneration plant on the former Chrysler site.

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.