Agency poised to award environmental contract

077de-img_5394The Redevelopment Agency will hire an environmental consulting firm to perform an investigation of properties along Fulton Street where a developer has proposed an 88-unit mixed use project.

The Redevelopment Agency was scheduled to pass Resolution 25-14, which would have authorized a contract with Hoboken-based Atlantic Environmental Solutions for environmental consulting services at a cost of $11,370 relative to properties related to the proposal for the Mango’s property (Block 320, Lots 4.04, 23 and a portion of 5). But only two of seven commissioners were present at the May 7 meeting, lacking the required  quorum of four to conduct official business. The resolution is expected to be carried to the June 4 meeting.

In his report to the Redevelopment Agency, Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier said the developer suggested an environmental firm be hired to perform an investigation of the property at his cost. He also requested the agency retain an appraiser at his cost to value the property.

Mangos plans - ground levelRedevelopment officials were scheduled to meet last week with Richard Radici, president/CEO of Warwick-based DMR Construction Services, to discuss changes in the redevelopment agreement and the sale of the Mango’s property to the redeveloper, 1321 Fulton Street, LLC, Pelissier said.

DMR initially proposed a plan last summer for 88 units along the corner of Fulton Street and East Milton Avenue that later was revised to encompass slightly different properties and shifted the five-story concept further down Fulton Street.