A rendering of a building in the Matrix Global Logistics Park in Staten Island — Courtesy: Matrix Development Group
By Joshua Burd
Matrix Development Group is crossing the Arthur Kill for its latest industrial project, breaking ground on its first two buildings in a planned logistics park in Staten Island.
The Jamesburg-based firm said Wednesday that the two speculative buildings, which will be 975,000 square feet and 450,000 square feet, will be among four total buildings in the complex. Construction on the first two is slated to be complete by spring 2017.
Known as Matrix Global Logistics Park, the property is about a mile from the Goethals Bridge and 3.5 miles from the Bayonne Bridge. Matrix touted the site as sharing the benefits of a North Jersey location, but with more efficient access to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.
The complex also has efficient inbound access from the New Jersey ports and is contiguous to the New York Container Terminal, Matrix said. All told, the projects are slated to bring 1,800 permanent jobs and 1,400 construction jobs.
Matrix — which is known for vast warehouse portfolio around New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8A — is planning a second 975,000-square-foot building in Staten Island as well as a 450,000-square-foot property. The 35-year-old firm has built more than 30 million square feet of distribution space in the region.