August 7, 2006

Trailer Park Residents Vow Fight to The End on Saving Homes

By Trailer Park Residents Vow Fight to The End on Saving Homes

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….

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