Suffern Mayor Committed to Enforcing Current Zoning for Novartis Property

Posted by  Richard Gandon   in  , ,      6 months ago     2787 Views     Leave your thoughts  

With the purchase of the former 162-acre Novartis site, the Village of Suffern is looking forward to working with the site’s new owners, Suffern Partners, to fill the campus with businesses that would be permitted based on the Village of Suffern’s zoning designation of Planned Light Industrial and/or Manufacturing. Examples of businesses under this designation would include: warehousing, offices, manufacturing and packaging. The former Novartis site is not zoned residential, therefore, the use of the property for this purpose would not be permitted.
In a recent press release regarding the sale of the former Novartis site, I stated, “We will ultimately deliver benefits to the Village of Suffern in the form of increased tax revenue and economic development opportunities while at the same time maintaining Suffern’s “Small Town” feeling and atmosphere.”
On September 18, 2017, I met with Suffern Partners to immediately begin efforts to help identify either a single, Planned Light Industrial or Manufacturing tenant or several Planned Light Industrial or Manufacturing tenants to fill the site in a multiple-user campus approach.
The Village of Suffern is committed to guide the future growth and development of the Village of Suffern in accordance with our Zoning law.


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