Monthly Archives: December 2013

RFP – The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor

The City of Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey (the “City”) is pleased to present an exciting new development opportunity to developers or teams of developers (“Respondents”) interested in taking part in the transformation of over fifty acres at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor (the “Peninsula”). Respondents are being asked to present their most creative and innovative designs and concept plans for the development of one or more parcels in the Harbor Station South District (the “District”). The District is located along Route 440 across from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station on the southwestern portion of the Peninsula.

Chinese Delegation Visits Hudson County

A delegation of dignitaries from the Jilin Province in North West China visited Hudson County. The topic discusses were economic development and international trade. Freeholder Chairman Anthony Romano greeted the visitors warmly and gave a brief history of our area. Bill LaRosa – Director of Tourism for Hudson County spoke about places of interest and the Super Bowl. Maria Nieves – President of the Hudson County Chamber spoke about business development, Elizabeth Spinelli Director of Hudson County EDC discussed green initiatives and development and Alan Lambiase – Executive with River Terminal Development in South Kearny discussed business development opportunities.

The group went on to tour the northern New Jersey region.

Harrison BDA Meeting

November  – Harrison NJ A meeting of the Harrison BDA (Brownfield Development Area) Group was held to discuss the progress and challenges of the projects in the redevelopment area. From left to right in the back row:  John Doyon – NJ DEP,  Joe Gurkovich – Roseland & Mack Cali Co., Greg Kowalski – Harrison Redevelopment Agency, Jeff Milanaik – CrownPoint Group, front row: Maria Vila – Town of Harrison Representative, Bette Spinelli – Hudson County EDC


Economic Opportunity Act 2013 Workshop


On November 14, 2013 an event was held to present the  “Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”  and The New GrowNJ program. The speakers were County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Bill O’Dea, Ted Zangari of Sills, Cummis & Gross, P.C. , and Paul Ceppi of the NJ EDA. The discussion centered on the changes to the current incentives and gave an overview of the benefits associated with the new rules.

A greater effort on business attraction with the New GrowNJ program will enable New Jersey to compete for the consideration of the national site selectors when they are determining the best location for their clients.

The meeting concluded with an open discussion and exchange of ideas and information.