Demolition looming for Campbell Street building

The industrial supply company that eventually will make way for a 116-unit rental complex could be out of its Campell Street facility within the next few weeks.

Clay Bonny of Heartstone Development expects A&M Industrial to move out of the Campbell Street building by the middle of next month, anticipating another six to eight weeks to after that for demolition to begin. That would put a timeline for demolition sometime in June. Some activity is noticeable around the neighboring home at 1442 Campbell St. (corner of Elm) that also will be razed to make way for the five-story project, which changed its name from Station Place to Metro Rahway.

A call to A&M Industrial yielded a recorded greeting indicating that they have moved around the corner to 37 W. Cherry St. for the time being, with a distribution facility on Hopkinson Street.

Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier told Redevelopment Agency commissioners earlier this month that Heartstone has filed an application with the city for a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) but he will ask that it not be acted upon until other issues are resolved with the project. A&M Industrial is apparently seeking some relocation assistance via litigation.

The A&M property was acquired by Metro Rahway Urban Renewal, LLC in East Hanover for $2.87 million on Nov. 20, according to property records.