A rendering of a typical Bridge Development Partners facility — Courtesy: Bridge
By Joshua Burd
Bridge Development Partners has broken ground on nearly 360,000 square feet of new industrial space at the former site of a blighted manufacturing facility in Belleville.
Located at 675 Main St., the 24-acre site is directly west of Route 21 and about two miles south of Route 3. Plans call for a 358,586-square-foot facility with 40-foot clear ceiling heights, 58 rear-loading docks and parking for up to 160 cars and 94 trucks.
Bridge acquired the site in December, in a transaction brokered by Jerry Putterman of Newmark.
“We’re excited to transform this once-dilapidated site into a state-of-the-art industrial facility situated strategically to service millions of residents in both New Jersey and New York,” said Jeff Milanaik, Bridge’s Northeast region partner. “This project would not have been possible without the support of the township of Belleville, and we’re very thankful for the cooperative and successful relationship we have been able to establish with the many municipal offices involved.
“We look forward to bringing a new, modern Class A facility in this prime infill location to users looking for a place in the thriving Meadowlands market.”
Construction began last month, with completion slated for the third quarter of 2022, according to a news release. The developer noted that the parcel is within six miles of the Lincoln Tunnel and four miles of the New Jersey Turnpike, making it an attractive site for delivery to New York City and the surrounding region.