Thursday, August 28, 2014

Renewable Jersey LLC Getting Closer to Opening NJ Modular Home Factory

Economically depressed Brighton, NJ took a major step in landing 120 new jobs when the sale of part of its debt-ridden port was approved by the state's local finance board.

Econcomic Development Director Kevin Rabago announced the move Thursday by saying Mayor Albert Kelly described the approval "significant progress.''

The sale includes an 83,000-square-foot warehouse to modular home manufacturer Renewable Jersey, LLC. 

"The approval clears the way for Titusville-based Renewable Jersey, LLC to move ahead with the long-planned adaptive reuse that will see the warehouse converted to accommodate the state's first modular home manufacturing operation,'' said Rabsgo.

"It will provide up to 120 full-time jobs as part of Phase I development.
Kelly recounted the tough progress.

"We've been working through issues on this project for over two years now,'' he said.

"The decision by the local finance board marks significant progress in our efforts to bring jobs to our community and, while there's still a number of things to be done before we get to a ribbon-cutting, this was a big hurdle we had to clear." 

In 2013, the Township entered into an agreement with Renewable Jersey for the building of affordable housing units at the Clarion Hotel. The agreement was for 144 units in two phases (first phase 84 units, second phase 60 units). Renewable Jersey proposes amendment to build the 144 units with 103 units in the first phase and 41 units in the second phase.

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