FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — 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 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.
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.