Our firm worked with The Hudson County Improvement Authority, the County of Hudson, the City of Bayonne Redevelopment Agency and the City of Bayonne (the “City”) in a multi-public body financing through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (the “NJEIT”) of a portion of a redevelopment project consisting of the remediation of a former petroleum site and the construction of a 356,000 square foot “big box” retail project located in the City of Bayonne.
The financing, secured by Payments In Lieu Of Taxes, a Letter of Credit during construction and guaranties of the County and City, involved ten different public entities, required over 80 public votes, 23 different public/government approvals and permits and endured multiple lawsuits, all during an economic recession. The success of the financing depended on our firm working closely with each of the public entities, the redeveloper and the NJEIT in creating solutions to questions never asked of the NJEIT in prior financings. As a result, in part, of our prior experience with the NJEIT and our working relationship with members of the NJEIT and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, a severely contaminated 30-acre parcel of land has been replaced with an exciting new retail power center that generates tax revenues, urban enterprise zone revenues and hundreds of full-time jobs.
For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member, at (973) 622-1800.