Plans for massive redevelopment of Ft. Monmouth in New Jersey likely to be revised

The redevelopment of Fort Monmouth, a former New Jersey army base, is likely to be revised on a building-by-building and parcel-by-parcel basis, officials say.

November 25, 2013 |
Drew Ballensky

The redevelopment of Fort Monmouth, a former New Jersey army base, is likely to be revised on a building-by-building and parcel-by-parcel basis, officials say.

The original plan, unveiled in 2008, calls for $1 billion in construction and renovation of the 1,126-acre site, including a hotel, medical facility, office space, and 1,500 residences. It envisions more than 2 million sf of nonresidential buildings and about 800,000 sf of residential buildings, which would take about 20 years to build. The plan includes office, research and development, business services, light manufacturing, retail, residential housing, accommodations, and civic space.

“Because there was so much effort put in to the reuse plan from 2005 to 2008, it doesn’t make sense to make wholesale changes,” said Bruce Steadman, Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority executive director. “We’ll look at each situation, recognizing there will be certain economic and social factors that require changes.” The recent recession and damage from Superstorm Sandy have complicated the proposal.

(http://www.app.com/article/20131118/NJNEWS/311180017/Changing-Fort-s-reuse-plan-piece-by-piece-rather-than-do-over?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1)

Drew Ballensky | Reconstruction Blog

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.

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