Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Both properties are located in Charles Wood Area
Close to 300 new homes could be built in nearby northern Tinton Falls, just over the Red Bank border, once developers are chosen to purchase two tracts of land in the borough's section of Fort Monmouth. The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) recently issued requests for offers to purchase (RFOTP) two properties located in the Charles Wood Area of Fort Monmouth. Parcel C is 39-acre site slated for 239 homes and 107,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. The property is a former residential area that has been demolished and is bordered by Tinton Avenue, Pearl Harbor Road and Corregidor Road. It contains the former Post Chapel, which would be demolished by the purchaser. Parcel C1 is a 12-acre site slated for 49 …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The original contract has run out and must go out to bid again.
The Suneagles Golf Course and Gibbs Hall could be under new management this spring. Both are owned by the Army which is temporarily leasing the property to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the authority that oversees the redevelopment of the fort from Army installation to civilian properties. For more than a year now Atlantic Golf has managed the Eatontown course. It subcontracts the banquet facilities management to McLoone's. The successful bidder for the contract will pay FMERA $10,000 per quarter to reimburse it for the cost of leasing it from the Army. The Army has extended it's lease to FMERA for an additional 18 months. FMERA officials say they hope to sell off the property to a private owner in the near …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The historic homes in Oceanport, including the general's stately quarters, are slated to be preserved.
They're not ready for the multiple listings service yet, but the historic residential properties at Fort Monmouth are one step closer to market. Wednesday fort redevelopers issued a request for offers to purchase (RFOTP) the historic housing on about 36 acres of land in Oceanport. This is the process where by developers submit their bids to buy the property. The Army is said to be applying for the area's place on the national historic registry and the land and buildings, including the row homes and the general's stately home, are to be preserved. These homes, featuring brick facades with patina and white trim, wrap the circle drive at the fort's main gate in Oceanport, with views of the enormous green lawn, flag pole and the former …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Forty-three displaced families are currently living at Fort Monmouth.
FEMA is working on renovating more apartments for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy to Fort Monmouth. Robin Smith, of FEMA Media Relations, said 70 apartments are currently being fixed up so they can be used by the families. There are 28 1-bedroom apartments, 18 3-bedroom apartments and 24 4-bedroom apartments currently being renovated, Smith said. Most of these apartments will be located in the Fort Monmouth lodge area of Oceanport. FEMA has already completed renovations on 30 1-bedroom and 15 3-bedroom apartments in the McGill Commons area of Fort Monmouth. Smith said 42 families have already moved into these apartments and the remaining three families are scheduled to move in "over the next few days." State Assemblyman Declan O'…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
No word yet on where these families originally hail from.
This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. Thursday and includes information from the Department of Community Affairs received after the original story posted. Displaced by Sandy, some families will be celebrating Christmas this year in a new, temporary home at Fort Monmouth. According to Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon, Friday will be move-in day at Fort Monmouth for between 42 and 45 families. Mahon said the borough was notified Wednesday that the families would begin arriving Friday and that Oceanport is asked to provide fire response. "FEMA will not tell us if any local families are included in this temporary housing," he said in an email Thursday. The long term temporary housing is located in the lodge area of the fort in Oceanport and in …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
It's not Sandy housing or temporary FEMA units. These homes will be for the next phase of the recovery process.
There has been a lot of confusing news about post-Sandy housing, said to be available at Fort Monmouth. To be clear: This story is about fort housing for a new wave of the recovery process - permanent housing, for what is expected to be a whole crop of people who won't want to live in a flood zone anymore or, who just won't be able to afford to anymore, if flood and homeowners' insurance rates rise in correlation with the waters of Oct. 29. On Thursday. the board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) took a first step toward selling off two large residential housing properties in Eatontown and Oceanport, in what it (and the governor) says is a response to "an acute need for housing in the Shore region" because of …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In a later interview, Rep. Declan O'Scanlon clarified his earlier remarks about the role proximity will play in selecting who gets into Fort Monmouth housing.
(see bolded text for update) State Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon today clarified a statement that came from the governor's office Monday night, regarding housing for displaced Sandy victims. According to O'Scanlon, the Sandy housing units at Fort Monmouth will all be temporary and will initially total 180 (this includes the 45 currently being prepared for move in on Dec. 20). O'Scanlon told Patch this includes 42 units on Megill Drive in Eatontown and 130 in the lodge area of Oceanport (pictured here), "give or take 10 units." "That might be able to be expanded by another couple of hundred units if the need arises," he said, adding that the expansion would come in the lodge area. All units would only be available for about 18 months. O'…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Temporary housing will include 45 units.
Those still looking for a place to live in the wake of Superstorm Sandy will have at least three more weeks before they can hope for a place at Fort Monmouth. The state announced today that work is under way at the fort to house those displaced by Sandy, but on a much smaller scale than previously announced. According to Lisa Ryan, director of communications for the NJ Department of Community Affairs, there will only be 45 housing units, which is based on the need identified by FEMA. These units will include 15 three-bedroom units and 30 one-bedroom units. Previous reports estimated that the fort would house 400-600 families and more than a month after the Governor previously estimated. No word yet on how these units will be allocated. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The governor announced that utilities should be restored to the former military base by the end of this week.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A lottery system will be used to determine which New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be able to find temporary shelter at Fort Monmouth, Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday. Storm evacuees might be moving into the former military base, which closed last year, as early as next week following the restoration of all utility service by the end of this week, according to NJ.com. According to the article, the fort housing could accommodate between 400 and 600 families.
Officials say the answers are forthcoming.
"How can I apply?" Patch readers have been anxious to know how they can secure a spot in Fort Monmouth's housing for themselves or someone they know displaced by the hurricane. We posed that question to the Lt. Governor's office, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority and a local mayor. So far there isn't an answer. In an email this morning, Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said, "This is a fluid situation and answers haven't been provided yet." Mahon did provide an important detail for those who are out of their home. "I suspect the list will develop from the FEMA applications. Residents need to make sure they have indicated they won't be in the home while repairs are made. That triggers a housing need," he said. "In addition, …