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M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — New Jersey — Section B


Including former Gerdau Ameristeel plant & former Griffin Pipe Foundry in Florence Catalyst Development Partners reforms NJ brownfields into valuable real estate


2.5 million s/f of new big box modern industrial warehous- ing and logistics centers. More than 1,100 new perma- nent jobs were created, and provide more than $3 million in annual tax revenues for the municipalities and state. Once remediated, the Gerdau Ameristeel 92-acre waterfront redevelopment site was sold to Duke Realty Corp. to build a warehouse for Home Depot, which is part of the hardware store's previously announced $1.2 billion supply-chain over- haul. Catalyst's remediation agreement allows the city to receive $6.4 million in new public amenities. The second property turned into two new modern industrial warehouses totaling 1.1 million s/f. In ad- dition to the remediation of an environmentally contaminated property, job creation and new tax revenues, the redevelop- ment plan calls for 22 acres

• Planet Fitness will relo- cate and expand to 19,215 s/f within the shopping center. Existing tenants at Hazlet Town Center include Bank of America, TGI Friday’s, GNC, GameStop and Sally Beauty, along with a great mix of daily convenience uses. Two adjacent 20,000 s/f junior box opportunities remain available for lease at the center along smaller inline spaces ranging from 1,000 to 9,000 s/f. Capital improvements to the center will include new pylon signage, interior di- rectional signage, parking field improvements, lighting modernization, landscaping enhancements including the addition of over one acre of new green space, and façade upgrades. The work is sched- uled to commence shortly and to be completed by the end of this year. Onyx’s value-add re- tail strategy has been applied to centers such as Woodbridge Crossing, Plainsboro Plaza & Livingston Town Center.  of ball fields and recreational facilities, 10 acres of woodlands and land for the future expan- sion of the Florence Township Wastewater Treatment Plant. The redevelopment will also provide access to the Dela- ware River waterfront. The third property is a rare infill industrial space within close proximity to New York. The development will have 130,000 s/f building with more than 200 new employees on a site elevated above increasing flood elevations. “Catalyst works closely with regulatory agencies and sees the development of a remedial strategy as a team effort among the developer, the governing agencies and the local com- munity,” said Stephen Parnes, one of the partners. “We believe that brownfield remediation is important for the economic and environmental well-being of communities.” 

EWJERSEY — Cata- lyst Development Partners has suc-

cessfully transformed three brownfield sites in New Jersey into land coveted by real estate developers that have increased jobs and eliminate environmen- tal concerns. Currently, the company seeks more brownfield projects to remediate. Catalyst redeveloped three underutilized, blighted and often environmentally im- paired industrial and com- mercial properties in New Jersey: the former Gerdau Ameristeel plant in Perth HI-LIGHTS MARCH 13 - 26, 2020

Gerdau Ameristeel in Perth Amboy

Amboy, the former Griffin Pipe Foundry in Florence, and the former Matheson Tri-Gas property near the Meadowlands. During the

process, the company ac- quired, remediated and re- positioned the property that was contaminated. The three projects produced more than


Onyx Equities announces redevelopment approvals & over 100,000 s/f of leasing at Hazlet Town Ctr. stein Group ).

HAZLET, NJ — Hazlet Town Center, a 200,000 s/f regional-scale shopping cen- ter on Rte. 35 received re- development approvals and announced 100,000 s/f of new tenants, announced Onyx Equities , which owns the property in partnership with a fund managed by Siguler Guff & Company . With more than 42,000± cars passing daily, Hazlet Town Center is at the core of a densely populated shopping corridor – surrounded by over 2 million s/f of retail within five miles. Formerly anchored by Kmart/Pathmark, the growth in population and activity in Monmouth County attracted the partners to the unique, value-add opportunity in 2016. “Our highest -and-best - use retail market knowledge aligned perfectly with the township’s goals in this rede- velopment zone, which is to create the market’s premier shopping center,” said Mat- thew Flath , vice president of asset management at Onyx




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Equities. “We are excited to announce that our renovation plans have already attracted an esteemed group of new tenants.” Recent Hazlet Town Center leasing activity includes: • Aldi (20,980 s/f repre- sented by Equity Retail Brokers ), • Burlington Coat Factory (41,525 s/f represented by

CNS Real Estate ), • Panera Bread (4,212 s/f with drive-thru represented by Ripco NJ ), •Wawa (5,585 s/f free stand- ing pad represented by The Goldstein Group ), • Great Clips (1,275 s/f represented by ARD Real Estate ) • Quest Diagnostics (2,080 s/f represented by The Gold-

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