Case Studies


City of Bayonne – Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority – Alexan City View

Our firm acted as redevelopment counsel to the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority (the “BLRA”) in the sale of land and development rights on two blocks of property located on the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor to Trammell Crow Residential, a nationally acclaimed and recognized developer.

The Peninsula is a decommissioned U.S. Army Military Ocean Terminal conveyed to the BLRA for redevelopment. The Alexan City View consists of two luxury residential rental buildings containing 544 units with stunning views of the New York City Skyline. The total costs of the project exceeded $176 million, including the cost of the land.

For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member, at (973) 622-1800.

Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority – Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor Redevelopment

The firm has been actively engaged with the City of Bayonne and the BLRA in the redevelopment of the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor which was decommissioned by the United States Army and transferred to the BLRA.  We represented the BLRA in the negotiation and execution of several conditional designation agreements, four redevelopment agreements, a project development agreement and an infrastructure improvements redevelopment agreement along with a wide variety of financial instruments and other supporting agreements.  For more information on these projects, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member.

Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority – Harbor Station Neighborhood

We represented the BLRA in connection with the proposed construction of a 102-acre parcel that will support at least 1,793 residential units, 500,000 square feet of office space, 134,000 square feet of retail space and 117,600 square feet of civic space. For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member.

Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority – Bayonne Bay Neighborhood

We represented the BLRA in the simultaneous negotiation of two redevelopment agreements and associated notes, mortgages, access agreements, and an infrastructure improvement redevelopment agreement. One redeveloper will construct approximately 1,300 condominiums and town homes and the other redeveloper will construct approximately 540 rental units and a clubhouse. For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member.

Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority – Maritime Industrial Neighborhood

We represented the BLRA in the negotiation of a redevelopment agreement with a global shipping company for construction of a roll-on roll-off facility for the importation and exportation of vehicles. We represented the BLRA in its efforts to win a motion for summary judgment in the law division and, after an appeal was filed, the successful motion requesting that the Appellate Division expedite the matter. Currently we are awaiting oral argument. For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member.

Borough of Avalon – Potable Water and Wastewater Systems

In 2002, the Borough of Avalon solicited proposals for the operation, maintenance and management of the Borough’s potable water and wastewater systems. McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC assisted the Borough in the Request for Qualifications and Proposals under the competitive contracting provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, the evaluation of such proposals and the eventual contract. The Borough entered into a 10-year agreement with American Water Services, Inc. In 2011, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC worked closely with the Borough, to publicly bid a new ten year operation, maintenance and management agreement with a private operator. Working with the Borough, we prepared a request for proposals that was made available online to potential bidders. The Borough was able to successfully negotiate and enter into a new ten year agreement with a subsidiary of the Middlesex Water Company. Additionally, the Firm negotiated a transitional contract with the American Water Services, Inc. and has been advising the Borough on its transition efforts. For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member.

Township of South Orange – The Village

The Township of South Orange Village worked with a redeveloper to convert a surface parking lot into a mixed-use project that includes 215 residential apartment units, a 513 structured parking deck and 3,000 square feet of retail space.

Acting as redevelopment counsel, our firm worked with the Township of South Orange Village (the “Village”) in order to expand its downtown corridor. The Village owned a 2.7 acre parcel that it previously utilized as 90 commuter surface parking spaces and the Village’s volunteer rescue squad headquarters. The Village is on the NJ Transit Midtown Direct Line and is home to many New York City commuters. The Village has a bustling Village center and sought to continue that vibrancy down Valley Street.

We assisted the Village in amending its redevelopment plan, subsequently negotiating a redevelopment and financial agreement. Our firm participated in meetings of various local design committees, Planning Board meetings and both public and closed session Village Board of Trustee meetings. Further, our firm helped the Village to relocate the Volunteer Rescue Squad and negotiated a $1.1 million payment from the redeveloper in order to build a new facility, a two-story 4,800 square foot headquarters.

The structured parking deck is shared by the apartment complex and the Village and represents in excess of a 50% increase in available commuter parking. For more information on this project, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr., Member, at (973) 622-1800.