Waiting for steel at The Savoy

The fences are no longer covered at The Savoy site at Main and Monroe streets, making visible what looks like the beginning of a foundation.

“It appears to be taking a long time,” said Redevelopment Director/City Administrator Peter Pelissier, as was the case with the Park Square project. He reported during last night’s Redevelopment Agency meeting that steel is waiting to be delivered and $300,000 was spent to determine if there were artifacts within 50 feet of the Rahway River. The state requires archaeological studies, which have been done at several of the projects around town. Steel has been an issue beyond Rahway for a few years thanks to China and the whole “globalization” fad.

Pelissier added that there has been some concern that Dornoch, also the developer of The Westbury and other projects, moved its offices out of downtown to a larger facility elsewhere, leaving behind several buildings on Main Street that were improved.