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Growing Pains



The suburban sprawl of Newark has not been without controversy or unsolved problems. The Hidden Valley development in the late 1970s was debated for its impact on the Christina Creek, which runs through it, as well as its interference with the proposed Newark Beltway to bypass traffic through downtown. Traffic congestion and lack of parking are ongoing issues for Newark's business district. The Beltway was never built though a stretch of it, the Christina Parkway, now connects South College with Elkton Road. The papers of William J. Cohen, city planner for Newark in the late 1960s, and Edward Cairns, a resident member of the WILMAPCO planning committee, provide numerous reports and sources related to these issues.

(Map of the proposed bypass)
Map of the proposed bypass, general plan by the City of Newark, 1965.
Pages from Community Improvement Scrapbook, 1964-1966.
New Century Club of Newark records.

Development Impact Study Coalition coverage area, 1980 / Diversified Planned Unit Development.
William J. Cohen papers.
Gift of William J. Cohen

Map of the proposed bypass / general plan by the City of Newark, 1965. Pages from Community Improvement Scrapbook, 1964-1966.
New Century Club of Newark records.
Gift of the New Century Club of Newark

"Urgent : A Newark bypass update from Paul Lesniak," 1980s.
Edward Cairns papers.
Gift of Edward Cairns




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