In 2010 Montclair and Somerville were designated as the state’s latest Transit Villages after demonstrating a sustained commitment to TOD.
In October, Somerville’s development plans for its former landfill received a boost when it was designated as a Brownfield Development Area.
The redevelopment of the former Curtiss-Wright aircraft factory site in Wood-Ridge has been progressing.
Somerville has taken another step to develop the 160-acre landfill site near its Raritan Valley train station.
Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underutilized industrial and commercial properties where redevelopment is complicated by contamination.
The enactment of the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act triggered the cleanup of problem sites all over the state.
Charles Bartsch and Barbara Wells recently offered several articles outlining wayst o reclaim underutilized and contaminated properties.
River Park at Raritan, a luxury rental unit property, recently opened on the site of the former Woolen Mills plant in Raritan, near its train station.
The 200-acre Port Imperial complex is just one of the many developments that have sprung up on New Jersey’s “gold coast” across from Manhattan.