The Totowa Master Redevelopment project represents CHA’s innovative, adaptive reuse, and redevelopment of the former North Jersey Developmental Center, a 140-acre campus previously operated by the State of New Jersey for nearly 100 years. The State shuttered the 35-building campus in 2012, and through a series of public-private partnership agreements by and among CHA, the State, and the Borough of Totowa, CHA obtained site control in 2018. As a part of its redevelopment efforts, CHA demolished 100% of the pre-existing structures, completed a significant amount of site work, including new utility services, roadways, and topography, and created five separately subdivided redevelopment parcels, summarized below.
|Parcel||Approved Use||Approved SF|
|Parcel 1||Data Center||276,000|
|Parcel 2||Senior Living Facility||310,000|
|Parcel 3||Medical Office Building||140,475|
|Parcel 4||R&D Facility||100,000|
|Parcel 5||Data Center||220,000|
Construction began in Q2 2018, with a slated first project opening in mid-2020.
Master Redevelopment Project Highlights
- Execution of complex land assemblage from the State of New Jersey
- Creation of 600 permanent jobs and 500 construction jobs
- Creation of new ratables
- Clean-up of all site-wide environmental contamination
- Improved flood controls, traffic circulation and exterior lighting