HIGHLANDS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – In the wake of superstorm Sandy, there is a radical proposal to raise all of downtown Highlands.
It’s getting mixed reviews in the borough with a total population of about 5,000.
“We’re having a hard enough time. I think it’s delusions of grandeur. We had many businesses that were abandoned before the flood,” Donna Ross, who owns the Sandwich deli on hard-hit Shore Drive.
Bruce Kutosh of the borough zoning board favors the idea.
“We can have a lot of foreclosures. We can have abandoned houses and we got abandoned houses already in this town, and that’s gonna hurt the town,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.