Paramus Reexamination Report and Zoning Ordinance

DMR completed a reexamination study for the Borough of Paramus in an effort to promote revitalization along the major highway corridors. The study looked at the various business zoning districts located along the highways and recommended consolidation of those zones into two primary zoning districts, one of which would promote mixed use development, while another would act as a buffer between the existing commercial and residential districts.

As a result of the adoption of the reexamination study, DMR worked with the Planning Board and staff to develop a new zoning ordinance that created the Highway Commercial Corridor Districts. The zoning ordinance was adopted and is the basis for creating a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly development pattern. This process included three public workshops to build consensus and better guide the process.