The ePort warehouse project planned for contaminated property near the Outerbridge Crossing in Perth Amboy was launched Tuesday. This is a rendering of what the three warehouses will look like when completed.
(Perth Amboy, NJ – November 03, 2015) – Construction of warehouses on what were once two contaminated industrial sites near the Outerbridge Crossing in Perth Amboy will soon be underway.
Ceremonies were held Tuesday launching construction of the ePort Logistics Center, located at 960-1000 High Street, where three warehouses and distribution facilities will be built, according to Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz and officials representing Bridge Development Partners LLC, the project developer.
Diaz said Bridge Development Partners is investing $180 million in the project.
"This venture marks an industrial revival in Perth Amboy, the mayor said. The "creation of local job opportunities and the realization of new ratables are "the primary goals of establishing a sustainable project that will continue to "carry Perth Amboy into a prosperous future.
Bridge Point ePort will be located half a mile from the Outerbridge Crossing and five miles from the N. J. Turnpike.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to acquire such a large tract of land "in one of the busiest markets in the country, said Jeff Milanaik, principal "at Bridge Development Partners. The ability to construct 1.3 million square "feet of distribution space on one property in such a mature market as New "Jersey doesn't come along every day.
The project is being constructed on more than 100 acres of once contaminated property previously owned by National Lead. In 2013, the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency and Viridian Partners, a brownfields redevelopment company, got together, and began cleaning up the property to make it ready for the ePort construction project.
"We look at this as an opportunity to grow businesses and communities in the northeast and support distribution across the United States," said Alec Zocher, executive vice president of PREMIER Design & Build LLC, the company that will lead construction of the project. "We gladly accept the challenge presented to us--to build an industrial center that meets the demands of top companies-the kind of companies that fuel the nation's economy."
The three warehouse combined will have 1,292,650 square feet of space and will be ready to move in by August 2016, officials said. Parking lots will have 703 spaces for cars and 449 spaces for trailers.