NorthJersey.com reports on the residents of two trailor parks being threatened with eminent domain for the benefit of private industry:
Borough officials have been trying to invoke eminent domain to evict 200 residents of two trailer parks located on Route 46 east to make way for a strip mall and upscale senior housing….
The plan is to replace the trailer parks with an upscale, gated senior community complete with a theater, swimming pool, community center and 242 housing units. About 12,000 square feet of retail space would be available along the highway.
The borough receives between $200,000 and $250,000 in tax revenue from the trailer parks, according to officials.
After the redevelopment, those revenues would increase to between $2.2 million and $2.4 million….