Carteret, NJ – On Thursday October 15th Mayor Dan Reiman will join with Borough officials, area residents, representatives from the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc. (CBP), and Cooke Avenue Developers, to officially break ground at a ceremony for the latest project in the ongoing revitalization of the Borough’s Washington Avenue Business District and new Arts District.
The $9 million project, funded by the CBP, will serve as a 450-space parking garage. The entrance to the garage will be on High Street, with pedestrian access from both High Street and Washington Avenue. Once completed, the parking garage will be eight levels high, and include two elevators and three staircases.
The parking garage is part of the larger mixed-use development project which will include residential and commercial space for retail businesses and restaurants. The site is located at the center of what will be the Borough’s new arts and theater district along the Washington Avenue corridor.
“The ground breaking ceremony on the Washington Avenue parking garage represents another step into the future for Carteret,” said Mayor Reiman. “As part of our mixed-use redevelopment strategy, the parking garage will provide parking services to tenants and patrons and play an important part in emphasizing Washington Avenue’s value as a destination for businesses and consumers.”
The Cooke Avenue Developers has committed to utilizing 100% union construction for the garage. The footings, foundations, and excavations are currently being constructed at on off-site location that will be transported to and assembled at the parking garage site within weeks of the groundbreaking ceremony.
The parking garage will be available to use by tenants, retailers, and other Washington Avenue commercial space users, including customers and business owners, as well as patrons for the future theater.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 15th at 37 Washington Avenue.