Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman was joined by Councilman Jorge Diaz and Mark Hruska, Chairman of the Carteret Business Partnership (CBP), in announcing the start of construction for the West Carteret Façade Improvement Project. The project will improve and remodel the exterior of the commercial buildings. The project is located along the entrance corridor on Roosevelt Avenue in West Carteret. Commercial properties that are part of this project range from 1247 – 1297 Roosevelt Avenue and include a total of eleven buildings and businesses.
The façade design will have a unified, consistent and aesthetically appealing look with arches connecting the buildings, creating a walkable shopping district. New canopies, slopes, matching exterior paint and exterior lights will be installed throughout the whole development which will significantly improve the image of the business corridor. With its new and improved architectural character, it will attract consumers and make shopping a pleasant experience.
“The idea is that, by facilitating improvements to business facades, business areas become more appealing to consumers,” said Mayor Reiman. “It will increase the marketability of commercial spaces, assisting in business retention and providing a better sense of pride within the community to retain both current and future residents.”
The CBP is a 501c3 non-profit organization that acts as the District Management Corporation for the Special Improvement District and an economic development entity. It is providing 50-percent Façade Matching Grants towards improvements for businesses enrolled in the program. The grant will allow business owners to renovate, revitalize, and fit-out the interior and exterior spaces of their commercial properties. The façade improvements will have a singular theme and color scheme throughout the development to provide the look of a decorative strip mall.
“This series of works, dominated by a unified exterior character, will invite the residents to shop more locally,” said Councilman Jorge Diaz. “This increased activity at the shopping district will result in increased economic opportunity for local residents and businesses.”
West Carteret Façade Improvements consist of the following businesses:
- Carpet Giant and Flooring
- Psychic Tarot Reading
- Halal Mart
- Jezif Fried Chicken & Pizza
- Pro Hair & Nails
- Subzi Bazar
- Cold Cut Center of Carteret
- Family Flowers & Art
- Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
- Atlantic Financial Services
- Star Wine & Liquor
Businesses will be fully operational during the length of the construction as temporary signs will be placed in front of individual businesses.