Bound Brook’s Downtown Development Continues After Massive Fire

Bound Brook, NJ, has seen the expansion of retail and apartment complexes over the past decade. More recently, the Meridia East and Meridia West complexes have taken shape. The impetus to develop the city came after the Green Brook Flood Control project concluded in 2016—removing any disastrous flood risks.

Undeterred by a multi-building fire in January of 2020, Meridia West is slated to be a 60-unit residential building erected by Capodagli Property Company, LLC—the same firm completing Meridia Main Station. The firm first started changing the city’s landscape with their 75-unit Meridia Main Station project several years ago at 534 E Main Street.

Meridia West

The developers plan to construct 60 apartments in a mixed-use development at 2-16 West Main Stree, west of Drake Street.

The project is the latest in the growth of Bound Brook’s development downtown, even after a fire destroyed several buildings under construction on West Main Street in January of 2020. The massive project will include six lots on the northside of West Main Street.

Meridia East

This six-story building will have 75 residential units above a retail complex. Located at 1, 7, and 11 East Main St between John & Church St, the site of a 2020 building fire required the site to be completely demolished.

Thanks to one-seat rides to Manhattan on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, and relatively inexpensive real estate, the growing city has become attractive to developers and potential tenants.

Both complexes will have amenities such as laundry facilities, business centers, and are easily accessible by train. 

Since 2017, the Bound Brook Revitalization Program’s goal, which Meridia East and Meridia West fall into, has been to make the city more pedestrian-friendly, bringing businesses into the storefronts arming them with the ability to thrive and grow.

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