Woodmont Industrial Partners and Joseph Jingoli & Son Inc. are teaming to develop a 152,100-square-foot industrial building at 111 Main St. in South Amboy. The joint venture welcomed local officials this week to mark the start of construction. — Courtesy: Woodmont
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has broken ground on a project that will bring more than 150,000 square feet of new high-end industrial space to a former brownfield site in South Amboy.
The developers, Woodmont Industrial Partners and Joseph Jingoli & Son Inc., are repurposing 22 acres at the northern edge of the city and less than a mile from Route 9. Plans for the Main Street site call for a facility with 36-foot clear ceiling heights, abundant trailer and car parking and 22 dock doors, with an additional 22 knock-out doors available if desired by a tenant.
“The development at 111 Main Street will benefit South Amboy both economically and socially for years to come,” Mayor Fred Henry said during a Wednesday groundbreaking. “We’re thankful to have Woodmont and Jingoli involved in the revitalization of this area of the city. We look forward to the redevelopment generating quality union jobs and providing necessary environmental restoration to the site.”
The partners, which set out to develop the property several years ago, are moving ahead after securing planning board approval late last year, according to a news release. And the project comes four years after Woodmont Properties completed a 126-unit townhome and apartment community in the city, about two miles away at 100 Celecki Drive, creating what was South Amboy’s newest upscale rental property at the time.
“It’s been a pleasure working with the city of South Amboy, which continues to demonstrate the importance of a forward-thinking municipal government that understands market trends and economic development,” said Stephen Santola, executive vice president of Woodmont Properties. “We look forward to the completion of 111 Main Street as well as our ongoing expansion in New Jersey and beyond.”
The completed facility will span 152,100 square feet, they said, seeking to tap into the still-surging market for new warehouse and distribution space.
“South Amboy offers employers an appealing central New Jersey location, less than 10 minutes from several main thoroughfares,” said Anthony Amadeo, vice president of WIP. “With the construction of 111 Main Street, we’re able to capitalize on this prime location and bring high-quality industrial space to an area that is experiencing unprecedented demand for the asset class.”