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 …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Owners Sherry Byram and Lianne Pragosa have deep roots in town and hope that their new shop is the start of Main Street's transformation.
Mix all of the stylish home accents and accessories you see in the Ballard Design catalog with great prices and you get Sparrow, a charming new store that opened last month in Oceanport Plaza by long-time borough residents. Think topiaries and botanical prints, mercury glass votives and straw handbags. And then wrap it all up in burlap for good measure. The mother-daughter team of Sherry Byram and Lianne Pragosa have assembled a fun mix of goodies for the home with gifts, jewelry, handbags, children-swear and invitations right in the heart of what they hope is to become a thriving retail destination over the next few years. "There was never any doubt about where we'd open," says Byram of the long-standing strip mall in town that sits next …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Tinton Falls Borough Council introduces an ordinance that allows the high-tech biz to pay the municipality through a PILOT program when it moves to Fort Monmouth next year.
The Tinton Falls Council is taking the steps needed to bring CommVault from Oceanport to the Tinton Falls section of Fort Monmouth. CommVault is a data protection firm located at 2 Crescent Pl. in Oceanport that will be moving to parcel E in Tinton Falls. The parcel was once the site of Army housing, but a resolution passed by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) in April will allow the company to build a new facility to house its 500 employees. The Tinton Falls Council introduced an ordinance during its Tuesday night meeting that will finalize a financial agreement between CommVault and the borough that will incorporate a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for the business. A PILOT is money a property owner …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Homeowners from throughout northern Monmouth County came to hear answers to their insurance questions.
Hundreds of residents turned out to an Oceanport Town Hall meeting on Thursday, many from other towns, to hear from FEMA, SBA and National Flood Insurance representatives. Along with Oceanport residents, homeowners from Tinton Falls, Middletown, Long Branch, Red Bank and Little Silver crammed into Maple Place School, their numbers totalling around 300. Some frustrated, some angry, all looking for answers, they were homeowners mired in a storm recovery that has become as much about navigating paperwork as it is about ripping out sheetrock. They came armed with manila envelopes filled with the receipts, forms, pictures and notes that are the sum of their struggle to rebuild. Oneida Avenue resident Bart Halpern brought along his tome that …
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 …
The deal with AcuteCare could be sealed this fall, but it will be three more years until renovations are complete.
AcuteCare Health Systems claims it can create 200 new Oceanport jobs at the former clinic at Fort Monmouth. But with plans to pour $5 million into its renovation, those jobs could be at last three years away. According to the purchase agreement approved last week by redevelopers, the Lakewood-based company will shell out more than $2.7 million for the property that was once slated for demolition. The health services company says it plans to serve the elderly, veterans and other patients at the new facility. Redevelopers say reusing the property would save them about $1 million in demolition costs. The deal is contingent upon AcuteCare's review of the taxes it will have to pay the municipality. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon told fellow …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The RBC grad signed earlier this week, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Oceanport's Harry Flaherty, who graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in 2007, signed with the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week, according to a report on ESPN.com. The tight end flew out to the team's practice facility in Oxnard, Calif., after their starter suffered an injury that will keep him out of the preseason, according to the article. The Princeton grad, who's spent time recently working out with the Patriots, signed the contract on Wednesday. Luckily, Flaherty will be surrounded by familiar faces as his uncles Jason and John Garrett are, respectively, the head coach and tight ends coach for the Cowboys. For good measure, his uncle Judd Garrett is the Cowboys' director of pro scouting.