In a decision rendered January 22, 2015 in the Thomas Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean (A-55-13), the Court concluded that the Township of Ocean’s ordinances rezoning a large tract of land, including most of plaintiffs’ property, from residential and commercial use to an Environmental Conservation district, thereby restricting future development of their property municipal zoning ordinances represent a legitimate exercise of a municipality’s power to zone property consistent with its Master Plan and Land Use Law (MLUL) goals.