Posts tagged adaptive reuse
Adaptive Reuse and Planning Study for Englewood

Client: City of Englewood, NJ


Phillips Preiss was retained by the City of Englewood to conduct adaptive reuse feasibility analyses for two key public buildings: the Liberty School, a handsome historic school building, and the Wright Arena, a semi-enclosed ice rink. PPG provided the City of Englewood with a feasibility analysis for several reuse ideas which had been advocated by various constituencies in the community.

Form-Based Code for Fort Monmouth

Client: Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority

Phillips Preiss prepared a form-based zoning code and development and design guidelines for Fort Monmouth, a former military base which closed in 2011. The Fort encompasses over 1,100 acres that lie in three different “host municipalities:” the Boroughs of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport. A reuse and redevelopment plan for the fort envisioned the development of mixed-income neighborhoods; creation of mixed-use, neighborhood centers; provisions for enhanced mobility; and the creation of an open space network. Phillips Preiss worked closely with FMERA and the three municipalities to translate the design concepts in the reuse and redevelopment plan into land use regulations that are flexible enough to respond to market conditions, based on sound sustainable planning principles, and conform to all New Jersey statutory requirements.

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Planning Advisor, Edgewater Harbor Mixed-Use Development

Client: National Resources


Edgewater Harbor is a mixed-use development on the former Unilever research site, which is located across from New York City in Edgewater, New Jersey. This major redevelopment project involves the adaptive reuse of an industrial building, restoration of a pier and construction of new roads and commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings, and a new municipal building for the Borough of Edgewater. Its focal point is a new traditional “Main Street” with apartments above storefronts and pedestrian-friendly design.

Phillips Preiss has served as planning consultant to the redeveloper, National Resources, since 2004. The firm has provided a range of services including analysis of affordable housing, demographic and fiscal impact issues; expert planning testimony before the Borough’s Planning Board; and drafting of amendments to the redevelopment plan.


Despite the difficult economic climate in recent years, the project has moved forward and is nearing completion.