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Sentinel: Access issue holding up church plan in Dismal Swamp

I t’s a battle that spans more than 20 years. Environmental activists have long spoken out against the proposed development of the 14- acre Visco tract, off Alexis Lane, Edison, where single-family homes were once proposed. The Visco family, which bought the property in 1983, has sought to develop the site since 1989, encountering objections mainly because the site is located in the Dismal Swamp wildlife sanctuary. Currently on the table is a proposal for a 4,324- square-foot building to be used as a Jehovah’s Witness center. The development would use 3 acres of the property. The Visco family sold the rest of the land to Middlesex County ...