RFP for redevelopment of 9 suburban blocks in northern New Jersey

The borough of Emerson, New Jersey has issued another request for proposals for redeveloping a large portion of its central business district along Kinderkamack Road.

The new request encompasses more properties than previous RFPs and suggests that the borough would allow for larger developments in the 1.9-acre area.

The new RFP includes nine tax lots that hug Kinderkamack Road from Linwood Avenue to Locust Avenue – except for two properties that have already been redeveloped by individual owners.

An attempt last year to find options to redevelop that area included only five parcels of land near the northwest intersection of Linwood Avenue and Kinderkamack Road.

Before releasing the new RFP, borough officials spoke with several developers to get suggestions for how to put to-gether a request that would generate more bids. The request that was issued in September yielded only one propo-sal.

In addition, the borough created a mockup of what officials would like to see built in the new 9-acre area. The mockup includes two buildings – one on Kinderkamack Road that is three stories tall, and a four-story structure that would sit behind an existing building – and a parking garage. The borough would like commercial stores to occupy the ground floor of the buildings, with residential units above.

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