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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Morris County Park Commission: Public Scoping Hearing Announcement

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE  that the Morris County Park Commission has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing the disposal of approximately 6.5 acres of undeveloped parkland located at 39 Parsippany Road, Hanover, N.J. and identified as Block 4301/Lot 6 on the official tax map of the Township of Hanover County of Morris, State of New Jersey.


The proposed disposal is in connection with the private redevelopment of properties identified as Block 3801/Lot 2 and Block 4101/Lots 1 & 23 on the Official Tax Map of the Township of Hanover. The redevelopment project will provide for affordable housing to satisfy a portion of Hanover Township’s constitutional affordable housing obligation, and would facilitate construction of Patriots’ Path through Block 3801/Lot 2 and Block 4301/Lot 6 in Hanover Township. Compensation for the disposal of the subject parcel of land is anticipated to be provided by way of eligible replacement land, dedicated funds for the acquisition of land for recreation and conservation purposes, or other monetary compensation pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.1(d)(3). 

More information regarding the disposal of parkland and the redevelopment project can be found at  


Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a), a Scoping Hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.


The meeting can be accessed by joining:

Webex Meeting:, Meeting Access Code: 132 702 7120,  Password: MCPC2021 or Dial By Phone: 1-408-418-9388, Meeting Access Code-132 702 7120.

In the event of technical difficulties with Webex or if the meeting is not able to be held via Webex the meeting will be held via teleconference call by calling, Phone Number:  1-866-305-0232, Guest Passcode:  702075

Any interested party may participate virtually at the said hearing or if unable to participate can submit written comments up through February 9, 2021.  Please send all correspondence via e-mail to or by mail to:


Patriots’ Path Major Disposal Application

Morris County Park Commission

            300 Mendham Road

            P.O. Box 1295

            Morris Township, NJ 07962


Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the NJDEP Green Acres Program,  Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, 501 East State Street, 1st Floor, Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, Attention: Adam Taylor,  

Public comment on this major disposal request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until February 9, 2021.    Due to the remote working arrangements during the current state of a public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

Should you have any questions, please contact David Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Parks Commission at (973) 326-7610, or by email at

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