460,000 Square Foot Industrial Complex Planned For Abandoned Glass Plant In Carteret

The former Ball Glass manufacturing facility will be transformed into a new light industrial complex (Photo courtesy of the Borough of Carteret)

The former Ball Glass manufacturing facility will be transformed into a new light industrial complex (Photo courtesy of the Borough of Carteret)

CARTERET — The borough has approved the redevelopment plan for construction of a 460,000 square foot light industrial complex at the former Ball Glass manufacturing facility formerly owned by Saint Gobain Corp. at 50 Bryla Avenue in the West Carteret industrial park, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz announced.

“I am pleased to announce that the borough has approved the redevelopment plan for 50 Bryla.  This parcel of land, which is currently a vacant unproductive  Brownfield, will now provide the borough with a significant source of union construction jobs and long term employment opportunities as well as additional tax revenue”, Reiman said. ”Although tremendous progress has been made in the economic revitalization of Carteret, we still have more work to do.”

The site at 50 Bryla, former home of the Ball Glass Facility, which was owned by Saint Gobain and manufactured mason glass jars, has been idle for close to a decade and is part of the Federal Boulevard Redevelopment Area.  The current structure on the 33 acre site will be torn down to make room for the 459,500 square foot state of the art warehouse, according to the developers of the site, 50 Bryla, LLC. a subsidiary of the Hampshire Investment Group.

”The redevelopment of 50 Bryla Street represents a major accomplishment for the borough’s redevelopment strategy” Diaz said.  “This redevelopment will remediate the onsite contamination left, after nearly of half a century of glass manufacturing, and I look forward the completion of this project.”

The proposed site improvements will include parking areas, truck loading facilities, storm water management facilities, as well as lighting and landscaping.  Construction is scheduled to commence in summer 2013 and be completed by spring of 2015. The developers will also be responsible for their fair share contribution of the planned offsite improvements to reconstruct the intersection at the base of the turnpike bridge in West Carteret.

“We are waiting final county and state approvals on the Roosevelt Ave/ Post Blvd/ Minue St intersection upgrade so that we can resolve this long standing traffic problem left by the NJ Turnpike Authority on the western side of their bridge. These improvements will allow for a better level of service at the light and will accommodate future redevelopment and growth in our commercial and industrial areas of west Carteret,“ Reiman said.


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