Mahwah Township in Bergen County has 9,481 acres in the Preservation Area and 7,083 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region. The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance for both areas, which was approved by the Highlands Council on December 16, 2010. This page contains links to documents related to the Township’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Municipal Adoptions
This section contains documents approved by Mahwah Township that implement the Highlands Regional Master Plan at the local level.
Amended Petition for Plan Conformance

In October 2014, Mahwah Township submitted the results of the municipality’s Highlands Center Designation Study, which proposed two Highlands Centers. An amended Petition for Plan Conformance including the center was approved by the Highlands Council in January 2015.


Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

 Materials from Public Hearing

Council Approved Documents



**PLEASE NOTE: The documents provided on this page include a complete history of the municipality’s Petition for Plan Conformance.  The most current versions of Plan Conformance documents are at the top of the page, with prior drafts included below.  Documents below this line are included for reference only and should be considered ARCHIVED material.


Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

The documents below include all edits made prior to Highlands Council consideration of Mahwah Township's Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from November 17 through December 3, 2010 and announced by public notice. Comments received and Highlands Council responses are included in the Comment/Response document in the section above. The following documents constitute the municipality's final submission to the Highlands Council and include the Final Draft Consistency Review and Recommendations Report prepared by Highlands Council staff for Highlands Council consideration of the full Petition.


Administratively Complete Petition for Plan Conformance

The following documents comprise all required components of the municipal Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council. (Administrative Completeness Letter).

Supporting Documents