- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials haven’t received any official proposals for Liberty State Park following the release of an 18-page report outlining potential development at the site.

State Environmental Protection Department spokesman Lawrence Hajna tells The Jersey Journal (https://bit.ly/1QpQFxs ) some ideas have been put forth for the cash-strapped park, but they’re examining what’s reasonable.

The DEP released a report last month showing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is considering developments on a small portion of the park that could include an amusement park or a low-rise hotel.

Hajna says the DEP is focused on the needs of the entire park, including restoring a contaminated section into a recreation area.

The park has a yearly budget of $3.5 million, but generates only $1.5 million.

The Friends of Liberty State Park, an advocacy group, has said it should stay free of development.


Information from: The Jersey Journal , https://www.nj.com/jjournal

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