TELL US: Are You Curious About Future of Fort Monmouth?

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 areas and new roadways, right in your backyard.

So tell us, what are you curious about regarding Fort Monmouth's future? Tell us in your comments and we'll answer your questions here and in future stories.

Some Patch coverage of Fort Monmouth's future:

  • County Promises Faster Snow Removal This Winter
  • Latest Fort Deal: Precedent for Businesses?
  • Fort Monmouth Clinic Jobs: Hurry Up and Wait
  • POLL: Should 537 Extend Through Fort Monmouth into Oceanport?
  • Army Agreement Paves Way to Fort Redevelopment
  • Army and Redevelopers to Split Fort Proceeds 50/50
Lucy Kiley October 25, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Gary Parent October 25, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I would love to open a small business at the fort. My wife and I just sold our environmental business (after 17 years) and are looking for something that can benefit the community and make us a little money.
Lucy Kiley October 25, 2012 at 08:33 PM
What the heck is an environmental business?


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