New Jersey approves plan for Jets' helipad

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017 10:43 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Transportation Department has approved the New York Jets' request to add a helipad to their suburban training facility, without holding any public hearings on the issue.

Residents of Florham Park opposed the decision, saying the NFL team's facility is only a few miles from the Morristown Airport. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2uyIFFf ) the Jets declined comment on the approval and wouldn't say when construction would begin.

DOT spokesman Steve Schapiro says the department issued a letter last week approving the project.

The team has been seeking a landing zone at the training facility since 2013, which was put on hold after community opposition.

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The team refiled its application in March, arguing it was exempt from local zoning approvals because the training facility is owned by a state agency.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com