The potential development of a 13-acre property, owned by United Water, has been a major issue discussed around New Milford for more than a year now.
The property, which is now undeveloped land, would be the new home of a 70,000 sq. ft. ShopRite, a 4,300 sq. ft. bank and a 24-unit low-income housing complex. The property is located next to New Milford High School and across from the Senior Center.
Flooding has been at the forefront of the argument against the development of the land. Traffic on borough streets, especially roads crossing the river, has also been discussed thoroughly. One resident, who is quick with the camera, has already noticed ShopRite vehicles traveling on residential streets.
If the land is developed, the ShopRite in New Milford will be relocated and undergo a significant increase in size.
Would a larger ShopRite require more delivery trucks like these and lead to more of these types of issues? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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