By Real Estate NJ
A developer has floated plans to redevelop a 653-acre former chemical research complex in West Windsor, with a proposal that outlines some 2,000 residential units and mixed commercial space.
That’s according to a report Monday by NJ Advance Media, which said the developer has filed a conceptual plan for the former American Cyanamid complex on Route 1. The story said the firm, Howard Hughes Corp., has sought to redevelop the site for at least three years, but township officials had asked it to submit a proposal before they would designate the site as an area in need of redevelopment.
Such a project is still years away, the report said, but the firm’s proposal calls for housing, retail and office space, walking trails and parks and potential hospitality and education uses.
NJ Advance Media described the current state of the vacant property as “a ghost town of rundown buildings overgrown with weeds and brush.” The complex was long used as an agricultural research facility and was last occupied in 2002 by BASF, the report said.
Adam Meister, the vice president of development for Howard Hughes Corp., told the publication that the site was “significant in scale and therefore that much more critical that it be planned in a thoughtful manner.”
For more, see Monday’s story by NJ Advance Media.
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