Preliminary presentation on Colgate/Mennen redevelopment: Dec. 21, Morris Township

Colgate-Palmolive site in Morris Township. Image: Google Maps.
Colgate-Palmolive site in Morris Township. Image: Google Maps.
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Colgate-Palmolive site in Morris Township. Image: Google Maps.
Colgate-Palmolive site in Morris Township. Image: Google Maps.

The Morris Township committee is scheduled to hear a presentation about the redevelopment of the Colgate / Mennen property at its Dec. 21, 2016, meeting.

How will this site affect traffic in the busy Hanover Avenue corridor, home to a new ShopRite and future home to another shopping center at the Hanover / Ridgedale Avenue intersection? 

This and other questions should be addressed in coming months.

In 2013, Colgate-Palmolive announced plans to lay off 350 workers and sell its $18.5 million East Hanover Avenue plant, on a 49-acre site where it has manufactured liquid hand soap, body wash, antiperspirant and deodorant.  Another 200 employees were scheduled for transfer to a Piscataway plant.

The site, presently zoned for industrial use, has a corporate history stretching back at least 63 years, according to Colgate / Palmolive.

Wednesday’s meeting starts at 7 pm at the municipal building, 50 Woodland Ave.

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