OCEANPORT: The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) has been busy over the last two months.
FMERA has issued 6 requests for offers to purchase (RFOTP) property in Oceanport, Eatontown and Tinton Falls since Feb. 1.
"These RFOTPs represent another significant step in our mission to revitalize Fort Monmouth and bring jobs back to Monmouth County," FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said.
The two latest parcels are located in the Oceanport section of the fort.
FMERA issued an RFOTP on March 13 for the former Nurses' Quarters located next to the former Patterson Army Health Clinic.
AcuteCare Management Services, LLC is currently in the process of transforming the former Patterson Army Health Clinic into a healthcare facility that is expected to open soon.
Totaling approximately 18,655 square feet, the former Nurses' Quarters were built in 1962 and include 24 residential units. The Fort Monmouth Reuse Plan envisions the buildings being used for residential purposes.
The Nurses' Quarters 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.
Responses to the RFOTP are due by noon on May 11.
FMERA also made an approximately 4.2 acre parcel of land containing the 16,420 square-foot former Community Center (known as the Dance Hall) in Oceanport available on March 13. The parcel, also known as Building 552, includes Van Kirk Park Memorial in an approximately two-acre park to the south of Building 552 and is included in the Fort's Green Tech Campus development district, which is intended to accommodate office/research and institutional uses within a campus-like setting.
Building 552 was planned for demolition and the property was envisioned as open space in the Fort Monmouth Reuse Plan. However, given the unique design features within the circa-1941 Community Center, the Property has potential for reuse as a community space, serving small entertainment and recreation uses as it once did when the Fort was in operation.
Responses to the RFOTP are due by noon on June 10.