Heller Urban Renewal, the designated redeveloper, began redevelopment of Harrison StationSM in 2012. Harrison StationSM will ultimately be a transit village that will include residential and retail components. Harrison StationSM will be located adjacent to the Harrison PATH station and only a short walk from the new Red Bulls Stadium. The new transit village will also be surrounded by transportation corridors including Route 280. The site is an excellent example of brownfields redevelopment.
Brownfield sites are properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to contamination present. The Harrison StationSM site has a long industrial history that included the manufacture of roller bearings for use in automobiles. The facility was abandoned for several years prior to redevelopment activities by Heller which began 2012. The site consists of 10.5 acres located at 700 Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison, New Jersey. All ten (10) former industrial buildings have been demolished and soil remediation activities are currently underway.
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 a Remedial Action Workplan that was approved by the NJDEP and a Self-Implementing Cleanup Plan approved by the EPA. JMS is currently overseeing all environmental remediation activities at the site, which includes the careful sorting, stockpiling and off-site disposal of concrete slab material and soil. JMS is also providing perimeter air monitoring services for the duration of the remediation to ensure regulatory compliance.
The following is a link to Heller Urban Renewal‘s webpage for the project: