NUTLEY, NJ - Internal roadway construction at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3 project has started on the 116-acre campus formerly known at 'the Roche site' in Nutley and Clifton. The $10 million project includes new sewer and storm water systems, rerouting the former Fifth Ave. rewiring PSEG connections, and landscaping. Phase one of the infrastructure plan is expected to be completed in July.
A key part of the rebranding of the campus to On3 includes renaming roadways entering and going through the site. The main thoroughfare will be renamed Metro Blvd. The former Fifth Ave. will be named Ideation Way. Construction on Ideation Way will create a new connection to Kingsland St. to provide greater access to the campus.
“This is a much-anticipated step forward as we ready ON3 for reoccupancy and redevelopment,” noted Prism Capital Partners’ Eugene Diaz, principal partner. “The new Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is gearing up to open its doors for summer classes, and our roadway improvements coincide with the completion of its building renovations and new surface parking at 123 Metro Boulevard.”
Seton Hall University will co-locate its Graduate College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences at 123 Metro Boulevard as well, and Hackensack Meridian is creating a National Health Institute-designated Clinical Research Center at the property.
In 2017, biofabrication company Modern Meadow imoved into its 73,000-square-foot laboratory at 111 Ideation Way.
According to Diaz, the Phase I work also sets the stage for additional infrastructure and site work improvements. “The second phase will continue the creation of a robust internal roadway network system at ON3,” he noted. “Specifically, we will be working to define and create specific redevelopment parcels within the campus as we finalize our master plan.”
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