Project Description

A distributor of health food products needed a new location to accommodate their rapidly growing business. PARA and the City worked together to bring this innovative company to Perth Amboy. 

This world class production facility was opened in 2019 and allowed for a threefold increase to Gourmet Nut’s production capabilities. In addition to the work done on environmental remediation and refurbishing the property to be a productive use, the company employs 80-100 individuals, and entailed an extension of Riverview Drive, a valuable right-of-way to maintain truck traffic on a route that is separate from the City’s residential areas. Finally, the project stands as a testament to the success of NJEDA’s financial incentives for businesses relocating within the Garden State, which were utilized to make the project a success for all parties.

Type

Redevelopment

Role

Redevelopment Agency Executive Director

Project Team

City of Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency,

Joseph Maraziti, Redevelopment Agency Counsel 

Tom Herits, Redevelopment Agency Engineer

Gourmet Nut

Public Benefits

Property remediation

New street connectivity

80-100 new jobs

Program

Approximately 92,000 SF production and distribution facility

Status

Completed: 2019

Tenant: Gourmet Nut