As noted in a recent NJ Business article, work has begun on the development of Harrison Station, a mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment project in Harrison, NJ. Heller Urban Renewal is redeveloping Harrison Station into a new transit village that will include residential and retail components. Harrison Station will be located adjacent to a PATH station, a short walk from the new Red Bulls Stadium and surrounded by transportation corridors including Route 280.
The 10.5 acre parcel slated for redevelopment is located at 700 Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison, New Jersey. The site has a long industrial history that includes the manufacture of roller bearings for use in automobiles. There are currently ten obsolete industrial buildings present on the site.
Soil remediation will be implemented, after building demolition, and prior to the redevelopment effort.. Remediation at the site falls under the jurisdiction of both the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs) at the site.
JM Sorge, Inc. developed the Remedial Action Workplan that was approved by the NJDEP and will be overseeing environmental remediation activities at the site. The site will ultimately be redeveloped with residential buildings and retail storefronts and is an excellent example of brownfields redevelopment.
The following is a link to the groundbreaking ceremony which took place on November 17, 2011.
The following is a link to Heller Urban Renewal, the designated redevelopers, webpage on the project.