LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a successful court hearing last week, a portion of Industrial Parkway is officially under the ownership of the Township of Livingston for the purpose of building a new site of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW).
Mayor Al Anthony—who gathered at the site with his fellow council members and other local dignitaries during the week to commemorate this accomplishment—noted that the “hard-working DPW workers deserve a new facility” and that it makes the governing body “so proud to be finally be moving in the right direction and making this a reality.”
He added that the relocation of the DPW will also free up the current space on S. Livingston Avenue for “a more appropriate use.”
“The location for the new DPW town garage was carefully selected after significant due diligence,” said Anthony. “We then took the necessary action to acquire this land to build a new facility for our incredibly hard-working and effective DPW workers."
The land being acquired on Industrial Parkway, which is situated parallel to Route 10 in Livingston, is currently an overgrown grassland area located near the Brendan P. Tevlin Field/Okner Sports Complex.
“In this decades-old issue, instead of sinking good money into the old, outdated and inappropriately located DPW site on S. Livingston Avenue, we will be building a new facility on Industrial Parkway and thereby freeing up the old site for a more appropriate use on this main road in town.”
The mayor also explained that he officially signed the documents and deed has been recorded in the township’s name. CLICK HERE to read more about this property and why it was selected.
Anthony was enthusiastic about signing the papers after also recently signing documents to officially acquire more than 20 acres of open space between two properties in Livingston.
“The 20-acres purchase and this long-sought-after new DPW are easily two of biggest accomplishments in this and many years,” the mayor said.
CLICK HERE to read more about the recent use of the Open Space Trust Fund to acquire these properties.