This Day In History: 1959-02-26
The Mahwah Planning Board announced a proposed an industrial park of nearly 3,000 acres to be built along the New York State line between Route 17 and the Passaic County Line. “This industrial Park would represent a major step in the orderly and progressive development of our Township” the Board stated. The proposal called for a minimum of 100 acres lots for buildings, well separated from existing public roads. John Mayer, chairman of the Board stated that the plan would be attractive to large corporations who would be willing to shoulder the expense of access roads, sewer and water supply facilities. Also included in the proposal would be the elimination of the commercial strip along Route 17 and the provision for Motels to be built well back from the road. Mayer urged a large turnout for the public hearing to be held on March 2nd.