BridgePort I Logistics Center: From Abandoned Brownfield to Active Distribution Facility

FROM 2015 to 2017, Bridge Development Partners transformed a blighted 103-acre brownfield site in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, into an advanced logistics center that will serve the concentrated consumer base in and around New York City. Bridge overcame complex challenges ranging from environmental contamination to poor geotechnical soil conditions to create a 1.3-million-square-foot distribution facility.

The BridgePort I Logistics Center, which features three buildings with 36-foot clear height ceilings, allows for maximum dock loading, trailer parking and cross-dock layout to accommodate traditional warehouse/distribution users, as well as the operating requirements of the burgeoning e-commerce market. An abundance of parking was designed, including 707 automobile spaces and 449 tractor-trailer parking spaces. It’s situated along Interstate 95 — the busiest highway in the eastern U.S. — in an area poised to draw major regional and last-mile distribution users.

The public-private collaboration behind the BridgePort I Logistics Center demonstrates the economic potential of locations that were once deemed untouchable because of environmental problems. The project accommodates hundreds of permanent jobs and cleaned up a hazardous site that had long been perceived as unsafe by the local community.