Demolition of a historic New Jersey mansion once owned by Doris Duke will temporarily be put on hold while the matter is reviewed by a state judge.

The Hillsborough Township Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition plans last October, and town officials were set to issue a permit this week.

But the community group DORIS, for Demolition of Residence is Senseless, sought an injunction to block the work planned by the Duke Farms Foundation. And after a conference call Friday, it was agreed no demolition work would be done until a hearing planned for late February.

The foundation wants to demolish the 67,000-square-foot mansion that's been empty since the tobacco heiress' death in 1993. They say it has fallen into disrepair and would take at least $10 million to bring up to code.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign up for the Newsletter

Get the best of delivered to your inbox every day.