Another NJ bid for Fort Monmouth details non-Netflix studio plans

Several months after submitting plans for Forth Monmouth, the latest of four bidders hoping to redevelop nearly 300 acres has gone public with its vision for the property.

Extell Acquisitions – an arm of New York-based real estate company Extell Development – has shared part of its mixed-use proposal for the first time, just as a grassroots campaign has gained momentum against arguably the best-known offer.

“No 2 Netflix” launched its public effort this month against the streaming giant’s bid to use the entire mega-plot as Netflix’s second-largest production facility behind a New York property. Mexico, as previously stated.

Extell Vice President Moshe Botnick told New Jersey 101.5 exclusively that instead of being a ‘great corporate site’ largely closed to surrounding communities, their bid called for mixed use of the mega plot. , comprising two types of residential units – a single – community of family homes and “medium density” housing, such as townhouses and small apartment buildings.

All mixed-use except Netflix?

Residential development would be permitted on the disused military base, in accordance with detailed guidelines issued by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.

The initial reuse plan for what is now the mega-package, as before reported by Two River Times, authorized up to 302 residential units in Eatontown and up to 234 residential units in Oceanport.

Besides Netflix, the three remaining bidders have now confirmed a similar multi-use approach.

Mega Parcel Development previously shared plans online for a five-district site covering nearly 300 acres – including two residential neighborhoods, one each in the Eatontown and Oceanport sections of the property.

RDR Partners reportedly proposed three neighborhoods, according to Asbury Park Press, with residential units, as well as space for technology and innovation and retail businesses, as well as film and film production companies.

‘Not back yet’

According to Botnick, in the months since the bids were submitted, there hasn’t been any feedback yet, adding that he doesn’t know what will drive the decision-making process.

Under Extell’s plan, part of the Fort Monmouth property would be available for use by businesses such as film or television studios, as it has become a popular idea, Botnick said. There would also be space for medical practices and for retail and other entertainment venues, he added, citing TopGolf as an example.

Green space, beyond the preservation of Greeley Field, was also part of Extell’s bid with a waterfront resort area, which could be used for corporate retreat functions – a much like Ocean Place in Long Branch, he continued.

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Of the bids submitted for the mega plot, three out of four bidders have already made an impact on the state through existing real estate projects.

Lofts Pier Village, completed last year in Long Branch, was Extell’s first development project in New Jersey, according to the company’s report. website.

Another of Extell’s projects in New Jersey is Barnegate 67 – a four-storey mixed-use complex with 150 residential units in “historic Barnegat”, near the promenade.

Among the partners behind Mega Parcel Development, Saadia Group has redeveloped more than 22 million square feet of commercial or industrial space combined, involving 25 properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to the team. website.

RDR Partners is made up of Russo Development, Dinallo Development and River Development Equities. Russian developmentsingle-handedly built a number of “Vermella” residential communities across the state.

Amid a lack of public details about the specific Netflix proposal under consideration – the company’s biggest residential nexus may be a growing number of billboards planned on front lawns.

As of Wednesday, 49 people had requested “NO2Netflix” signs so far, according to the popular protest group’s social media accounts.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]

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A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of the suggestions from our listeners, I have a few tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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