The property that was purchased is bordered by the Hackensack River and Route 1 & 9, with Hartz Mountain Warehouse to the north and the AMB Warehouse, which is under construction, to the south. It sits under the Pulaski Skyway. There is a lot to this plan and where different portions of money come from in order to make the area a park. The first part of the money, roughly 8 million comes from Waste Management which involves capping the property, planting grass and wildflowers and creating access roads.
After all financial obligations are met on the property it is slated to include soccer fields, jogging trails and a walkway along the river that could connect it to Lincoln Park. There would also be a pedestrian crossing at Route 1 & 9. Future plans could call for a golf driving range and indoor sports facility.
This sure is ambitious we'll give them that. So many places this deal could still fall apart if somebody or some group can't live up to their financial end. Plus we wonder about the imminent popularity of a park running next to and under the 1&9 around there but at least the city council is trying to buy back plots of land for citizen use.
And that's a good thing.