Federal Report Outlines Plans For Paterson’s Great Falls

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -
Paterson’s Great Falls. (Wikipedia)
Paterson’s Great Falls. (Wikipedia)

A more than 200-page report released Wednesday lays out possible development plans over 20 years for a national park in northern New Jersey.

One plan for Paterson’s Great Falls focuses on the natural features of the park, including a waterfall and river corridor. The other emphasizes the area’s historical significance, including water-powered mills dating back two centuries.

The first plan is estimated to cost $32.3 million in development and $1.8 million in yearly operating expenses. The second is estimated to cost about $48.9 million in capital expenses and another $2.25 million each year.