A proposed law in Wyckoff will likely limit the construction of oversized houses on undersized lots, commonly known as “McMansions,” according to a NorthJersey.com report.
The township council introduced an ordinance earlier this month that regulates the distance from residential buildings to neighbors' property lines, the report said. The ordinance is the result of an increase in requests to build additions onto currently existing homes, which has resulted in million dollar homes on lots that were deemed too small to accommodate them, it said.
According to the report, Mayor Douglas Christie has also expressed concern that more affordable homes are disappearing because they are being turned into McMansions.
"We were looking at a situation where we were locking out young families and we don’t want to lock those people out,” Christie told NorthJersey.com of the lack of less-expensive homes.
The ordinance is expected to go into effect next month, the report said.