Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Oceanport Councilman Joseph Irace says that CommVault will benefit financially from relocating out of the borough, regardless of whether new jobs are created.
Tuesday, February 5
A letter from Oceanport Councilman Joseph Irace: You have probably noticed that the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth has been back in the news with CommVault’s move out of Oceanport and into Tinton Falls. There have been a lot of glowing press releases issued by the Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Authority (FMERA) and local and state officials. Each one of these press releases trumpeted the positive short and long term impact that this move will have on the Fort’s redevelopment and to the community at large. Indeed, the press releases spoke of the virtues of this move and the many thousands of jobs that would be created by CommVault as the result of its relocation from Oceanport to Tinton Falls. Depending on whose press release you …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Financing an issue with healthcare facility to be located in the former Army clinic in Oceanport.
The first new ratable promised to Oceanport from inside the gates of Fort Monmouth received a tweak to its deal this week. The board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) unanimously approved a change the $2.7 million purchase agreement for the Paterson Health Clinic approved in September. AcuteCare Health Systems, which is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, will reuse the space once slated for demolition, to provide care for seniors, veterans and other patients. Fort redevelopers expect that the reuse will eventually net 200 new jobs for the area. The sale price fort the property hasn't changed, but details of how it will be paid have. In the original agreement FMERA reserved the right to buy back the …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The historic homes in Oceanport, including the general's stately quarters, are slated to be preserved.
They're not ready for the multiple listings service yet, but the historic residential properties at Fort Monmouth are one step closer to market. Wednesday fort redevelopers issued a request for offers to purchase (RFOTP) the historic housing on about 36 acres of land in Oceanport. This is the process where by developers submit their bids to buy the property. The Army is said to be applying for the area's place on the national historic registry and the land and buildings, including the row homes and the general's stately home, are to be preserved. These homes, featuring brick facades with patina and white trim, wrap the circle drive at the fort's main gate in Oceanport, with views of the enormous green lawn, flag pole and the former …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Proceeds will be split between the Army and FMERA, which will reinvest the funds into the redevelopment of the fort.
Officials have accepted a deal with Oceanport's largest company to build its new headquarters on Fort Monmouth property of Tinton Falls. The deal will be the first sale of property at the fort. Fort redevelopers Wednesday night passed an amendment to a purchase-sale agreement with CommVault for a parcel of land in in the Charles Wood section of Tinton Falls where the data management firm will build it's new global headquarters. The property sale is set to close sometime in January at a sale price of $5.9 million, down from a previously agreed price of $6.1 million. The reduction is reportedly due to increased costs CommVault took on in its due diligence process, bringing in engineers of various fields to inspect the property. The Fort …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
FEMA is expected to make an announcement on Monday about whether it will open up more units at the fort.
The promise of temporary housing for storm victims at Fort Monmouth is showing signs it will become a reality. Oceanport borough is reporting that one of its residents received a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about relocating to long term temporary housing at the fort. This signals that the wheels are beginning to turn for displaced people, but not fast enough for many, and not for as many as have a need, says Oceanport's mayor. At its town hall meeting two weeks ago, Oceanport surveyed the needs of its residents and found that 119 were in need of temporary housing. Mayor Michael Mahon called this the "uncounted need" and is hoping his town's survey will convince FEMA to offer up more housing at Fort Monmouth. And if it…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Videos here show the fast progression of wind, waves and tide as Sandy moved in
Only one hour after low tide on Monday evening, waters had risen on the Shrewsbury River to the previous high water mark set at the morning's high tide. Winds have reached a steady 60 knots with gusts up to 65. Here, in Oceanport and Little Silver, and in nearby Long Branch and Eatontown, the high water appears to be racing to the record flooding of the infamous 1992 nor'easter. To see how low tide compares with the morning's water, click here.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Second high tide of Sandy reaches pinnacle of Irene's high water. Next high expected to be higher.
By noon on Monday, Sandy had cranked up her winds to 40 mph, rolling in swells from Sea Bright into the backwaters of the Shrewsbury River. The combination of high tide, high winds and waves unbroken by land, brought breakers to backyards. With the storm's center still a ways away, Monday morning's high tide left a high water mark at Irene's highest levels. The heavy weather and water pounding docks are rough for sure, but forecasters anticipate that Monday night's high tide will be worse, as winds ramp up and Sandy pushes in a storm surge. Stay tuned to Patch for more updates as Sandy closes in on our coastline.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Army is slowly releasing its grip on 1,126 acres of prime Monmouth County real estate. Want to know what's happening to it?
Refurbished historic homes, new eateries, sports facilities, a health club, an office park, those are all among the likely new uses for the former Fort Monmouth. Right now the former Army post is more than 1,000 acres of property right smack in the middle of one of the most desirable areas of Monmouth County. But if you are like many residents who live close to the fort, you have no earthly idea what's happening over there. Local governments, schools and the county have all put dibs on their favorite properties. Big business has already secured one plot. Small businesses also are getting in on the action. Redevelopers say they expect to see significant redevelopment of the fort within 10 years — that's new homes, businesses, recreation …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents from Long Branch, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas to see the benefit, county says.
If you live east of the parkway, the county says you will see your roads plowed quicker this winter. That's because the county's Department of Public Works is set to move into a former Fort Monmouth facility in Eatontown. When snowplows leave the facility en route to county roads and bridges, County DPW director John Tobia says, plows stay down the whole way. That means more municipal roads cleared sooner. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said at a recent meeting regarding the move, "The location of this facility in inclement weather is absolutely critical... It's presence is going to be crucial. The timing is going to be critical." Currently the county's Tinton Falls location is the only county public works facility to house two public works…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Patch asked Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon to tell us why anyone should pay attention to small deals like AcuteCare.
If your only interaction with Fort Monmouth is to stare at it while sitting in Route 35 traffic, you may be tempted to gloss over news stories about its redevelopment. But while you sit idling, there is action behind the scenes that could affect your future job prospects, and those of your children. No new jobs have come to fruition yet, but a potential deal in Oceanport could set a precedent for businesses to settle down within the former Army post. And they will certainly affect the taxes that homeowners pay. Patch asked Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon to give readers some context about the latest deal that could go through this fall with AcuteCare. You can read more on that story here. Here's our Q & A with the mayor: Patch: Why should …