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Eatontown Fort Monmouth Barracks Could Become Cultural Center

EATONTOWN: Six former Fort Monmouth barracks could become the home to a cultural center in the borough.

Six buildings located on a 4.4-acre parcel of land located in the Eatontown Reuse Area of the fort were recently made available through the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority's (FMERA) request for offers to purchase (RFOTP) process.

The RFOTP calls for the reuse of the buildings as a cultural center that "promotes the arts, music, entertainment or a museum, including up to 12 units of musician, actor/actress or artist short-term tenancy or studio space."

The buildings could also be redeveloped for a non-residential music, drama or arts-based use.

Soldiers Park is also located on the property and must be maintained as open space. The park also contains two monuments which must also maintained by the purchaser. The park could be used as outdoor art exhibition or performance space.

The barracks are considered a Phase 2 property at the fort and FMERA is working to complete negotiations on the Phase 2 Economic Development Conveyance agreement with the Army and receive a deed to the property.

Offers for the property must be sent to FMERA by Aug 29.


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