Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman joined with area residents, the Borough Council, representatives from the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc., and area medical professionals in January to break ground on the latest project in the ongoing redevelopment of the Borough’s Washington Avenue business district.
The Carteret Redevelopment Agency and Borough Planning Board approved plans to redevelop 125 Washington Avenue for use as a medical and professional building in 2011. The property has been underutilized for years, according to the Borough’s Office of Engineering.
The medical plaza is proposed to be a three-story medical facility, fully compliant with the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The building will feature a modern facade using large arched windows complimented with brick, stone and stucco as exterior finishing materials in earth tone colors. The interior of the building will include approximately 8,500 square feet of space (2,800 square feet per floor) of professional medical space.
“An important facet of our Washington Avenue Redevelopment Plan has been to diversify the range of professional services available to residents,” Mayor Reiman stated. “As part of our mixed-use redevelopment strategy, the medical plaza will provide new health services to area residents and play an important part in emphasizing Washington Avenue’s value as a destination for businesses and consumers.”
The floor plans of the medical plaza include doctors’ offices, exam rooms, a waiting room, and a reception area. The first floor will also include a common lobby area and a stretcher-compliant elevator. The second and third floors will be completed as commercial-ready “vanilla boxes” ready for future tenant fit-outs, intended to host additional professional services.
“A component of our redevelopment agenda has been to introduce a variety of new services that were absent in particular business districts,” Mayor Reiman added. “The Carteret medical plaza will ultimately provide residents with immediate access to a range of medical services under one roof, and tie into the continuing redevelopment of Washington Avenue and our town center.”