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Developer sues town of Phillipsburg over hotel

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - A developer is suing the town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey because he claims he was blocked from developing a hotel.

Joe Clark, owner of Lehigh Land Development, filed the suit in federal court.

He wanted to develop a Motel 6 on Marshal Street.

He says the property was zoned for a hotel when he bought it in 2013, but in January 2015, Phillipsburg changed the zoning to exclude hotels.

Clark claims it was done to deliberately block his project.

Phillipsburg's attorney had no comment on the suit.

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