Perth Amboy, NJ, is now home to a recently completed industrial distribution center—a massive campus offering 1,292,650 sq. ft. of space across three different warehouses.
PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC led the charge on design + construction of the center beginning second quarter of 2015. The center features ultramodern facilities that can accommodate the needs of today’s most sophisticated end users offering advantageous proximity to a vast network of interstate highways, deep-water cargo ports, air-freight hubs and rail lines, the contractor says in a news release.
As part of a busy geographic region that covers counties in both New York and New Jersey, Perth Amboy is comprised of roughly 50,000 people. While it’s much smaller than metropolises such as New York City or Newark, its prime location makes it very attractive to companies looking for distribution hubs.
The site is less than one mile from the Outerbridge Crossing and water access for shipping, only five miles from the New Jersey Turnpike and 31 miles from the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels—providing a direct route to Manhattan. It is only 15 miles from Newark Airport and the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are nearby as well.
“We are honored to have been a part of this exciting project,” says PREMIER executive vice-president Alec Zocher. “While it had its challenges, we were able to bring it to a successful completion working in conjunction with Bridge Development Partners and the city of Perth Amboy.”
Tenants will benefit from a large and engaged labor force from Perth Amboy and neighboring cities. An added business advantage is that this industrial center is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone, which permits for a 50 percent reduction in sales tax for materials purchased/used in the zone. Additionally, incentives are built into the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Program to help fund projects. The Grow New Jersey Program can help companies preserve and create jobs and expand operations.
The three facilities that were constructed at the site are: Building A at 354,250 sq. ft., Building B at 220,200 sq. ft. and Building C at 718,200 sq. ft. The facilities feature 36’ clear height ceilings, hundreds of truck dock positions, ESFR fire protection sprinkler systems and 800 amp, 277/480-volt electrical service. Additionally, parking lots with 703 spaces for cars and 441 spaces for trailers are available.
Zocher oversaw the project for PREMIER along with Karl Hoermann, vice-president of field operations (Northeast division).
Cornerstone Architects, Ltd. provided architectural services. Executive vice-president Thomas Monahan and first vice-president Noah Balanoff with CBRE are representing the buildings. Bridge Development Partners, LLC is the project’s developer.