Secaucus reaches deal to assist development of 3,000 parking spaces near Secaucus Junction

SECAUCUS–Secaucus has reached an agreement with developer Secaucus Brownfields Redevelopment, LLC, that helps redevelop the former Malanka Landfill property into a commuter parking lot with 3,000 spaces, according to Town Administrator Gary Jeffas.
The 22-acre property, which Brownfields owns, is located northeast of the Secaucus Junction NJ Transit station The spaces would be very useful for NYC-bound commuters who drive to the station.
If the developer cannot come to an agreement to purchase a small piece of land that leads to the property from PSEG — which owns it — the town will step in to assist.
“The memorandum we entered into says the town would help negotiate a deal between the developer and PSEG if they can’t negotiate by themselves,” Jeffas said.
“They can’t access the property without buying the piece first.” The town also has powers to use eminent domain to take the property should a deal fail to be reached.”It’s nothing right now,” Jeffas added. “It’s just wetland next to the train station.”
Construction on the parking lot, which will include an observation deck, commuter bus drop off, and a walkway that leads into Secaucus Junction, is expected to begin once Brownfields acquires the small piece of land in question.

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