2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:38:28 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Belle-Mead GSA Depot (NJ)
Corzine OKs transfer document needed for officials to purchase GSA depot in Hillsborough

New Brunswick Home News Tribune (NJ)
February 23, 2009

Gov. Jon S. Corzine has approved the early transfer document needed for township and Somerset County officials to jointly purchase the 369-acre General Services Administration Belle-Mead Depot.

Fearing the site could be auctioned to a developer, the Township Committee voted unanimously in 2006 to join Somerset County in buying the depot on Mountain View Road for $17.5 million. Township and county officials envision transforming the property into a park and recreation area, with portions of the property zoned for research and development.

Last week, Corzine approved a Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer (FOSET), which allows the property to be transferred to the township and county prior to environmental remediation. The environmentally compromised property contains low levels of surface soil contamination caused by railroad ballast, and oil used to control dust on the site. Officials want to begin cleaning up the property this year.

Somerset County and township officials have already entered into an agreement with the federal government where most of the $15.735 million in funds being used to purchase the 369-acre site will be returned in the form of an escrow account for the environmental remediation of the property.


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Lenny Siegel
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