Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Township hopes the fact that the 'obsolete' building is gone will make the property more desirable to potential buyers.
The former State Farm building on Route 23 North is almost completely demolished. Personnel were continuing to tear the building down Tuesday. Piles of debris lined the entire perimeter of the property. The building was old and not up to current construction codes. "There are no plans for development but we hope they will be forthcoming because we'reanxious to see the property put to good use," said town planner John Szabo. The property is located on the service road in between Valley National Bank and Kohl's department store. The Packanack Lake neighborhood is directly behind the property. Lowe's applied to build a store on the property years ago. Hundreds of residents packed meetings in protest of the applicaton. They said that such a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Here is a look at what you may find on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a taste of what you may find on Wayne Patch this week. The board changed the policy, which has existed for years, to require local organizations to pay to use school-owned facilities. District officials negotiated specific fees with organizations after the policy was approved. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Property has remained unused for years.
The former State Farm building on Route 23 North is being demolished. The town granted the owner of the property a demolition permit recently, town planner John Szabo confirmed Monday. The building has already begun to be torn down. The entrance to the property on the service road on Route 23 was closed and the for sale sign that was posted on the property was not on display Monday. Piles of debris could be seen from an adjacent property and work crews were on the site Monday afternoon. The unused property is located next to a large office building and Kohl's. It has remained unused for years. Lowe's applied to construct a store on the property years ago. However, residents of the nearby Packanack Lake section of town flooded public …