Don't Rezone Waterview
I am a new resident in Mountain Lakes, NJ.
It is a town that takes quality of life seriously and is a great place to live. It is very discouraging to see our immediate neighbor Parsippany to have such a contrary attitude toward quality of life with such a Radical development as proposed for Waterview for so little economic gain.
Route 46 in Parsippany is overdeveloped and is not at all attractive with multiple vacancies. It seems that the same fate is destined for the last piece of virgin land on route 46.
The argument that permanent jobs will be created by this project is laughable . yes new jobs will be created but at the expense of jobs further east on Route 46. You will see more vacancies created and more unsightly empty stores.
What happened to the restrictions that Geraldine Dodge put on the land that was transferred to the town of Parsippany? Little of that spirit remains.
Certainly the Current Waterview office development maintains a small attempt to maintain the concept. The overlay proposal totally ignores any sense of maintaining quality of life.
With our open spaces rapidly disappearing one would think that the Town officials would be concerned about open spaces and green ways.
We are being sold out for a relative pittance. Once gone we will never see trees, water, birds again. To quote a 1960 ‘s song “They Paved Paradise and put Up a parking lot.”
—John Mitros, Mountain Lakes,