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Old 10-04-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I think there is still a glimmer of hope left on it not closing. And rest assured, that precious Monmouth Cty. land will in no way go to waste and become a "ghost town". Does anyone know how much acreage is involved?
Absolutely-its not as if we're talking about a remote base in the middle of Idaho. Trust me, that area will still be buzzing with people, the only difference will be that they won't be wearing green and khaki. There have been a million different proposed uses. One of the big pluses is that Fort Monmouth doesn't have the massive pollution problems that places like Picatinny (munitions) and Fort Dix/Maguire (jet fuel, etc...) do. However, it's still a shame that everything is moving to Maryland. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone fought a good fight trying to keep it here.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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I think there is still a glimmer of hope left on it not closing. And rest assured, that precious Monmouth Cty. land will in no way go to waste and become a "ghost town". Does anyone know how much acreage is involved?
Well you don't think the govt is just going to get rid of that land do you? Nah. They're just gonna close the base. So when all the military folks move out from surrounding towns, that area is gonna go thru a weird transition. Look at what happened to Edison when the Ford plant closed down. The population demographic changed overnight.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Well you don't think the govt is just going to get rid of that land do you? Nah. They're just gonna close the base. So when all the military folks move out from surrounding towns, that area is gonna go thru a weird transition. Look at what happened to Edison when the Ford plant closed down. The population demographic changed overnight.
No, I honestly don't know what happened in Edison. Kindly explain..I'm interested.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Absolutely-its not as if we're talking about a remote base in the middle of Idaho. Trust me, that area will still be buzzing with people, the only difference will be that they won't be wearing green and khaki. There have been a million different proposed uses. One of the big pluses is that Fort Monmouth doesn't have the massive pollution problems that places like Picatinny (munitions) and Fort Dix/Maguire (jet fuel, etc...) do. However, it's still a shame that everything is moving to Maryland. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone fought a good fight trying to keep it here.
Or the Gov will sell it
I think the old Military Ocean terminal in Bayonne is now where the cruise ships dock
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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No, I honestly don't know what happened in Edison. Kindly explain..I'm interested.
I think he's referring to the influx of Asians/South Asians, but Edison was "Little India" long before the Ford plant went under.

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Or the Gov will sell it
I think the old Military Ocean terminal in Bayonne is now where the cruise ships dock
You bet they will-and you're right, the MOT is now one of the newest and best alternatives to cruising out of New York City. As for the comparison between Edison and Fort Monmouth-I don't think so. Edison wasn't exactly prime real estate to begin with. The property Fort Monmouth sits on is in the middle of the kind of real estate seen in newly wealthy Staten Islanders dreams! The base sits sandwiched between Rumson, Manalapan, Freehold, etc... It will be McMansion/traffic city before anyone can say "smart growth."
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I think he's referring to the influx of Asians/South Asians, but Edison was "Little India" long before the Ford plant went under.



You bet they will-and you're right, the MOT is now one of the newest and best alternatives to cruising out of New York City. As for the comparison between Edison and Fort Monmouth-I don't think so. Edison wasn't exactly prime real estate to begin with. The property Fort Monmouth sits on is in the middle of the kind of real estate seen in newly wealthy Staten Islanders dreams! The base sits sandwiched between Rumson, Manalapan, Freehold, etc... It will be McMansion/traffic city before anyone can say "smart growth."

OMG...Manalapan..will the realtors disclose the attacking shopping carts in Manalapan

Kidding aside Ft Monmouth sits around some pricey real estate....the area will not slide into decline if and when the base closes
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I can see it now-during the 80s folks in the Fort Monmouth area were worried about how many communications we were intercepting from the Russians-now they'll be worried about how many windows they have, and whether or not the guy washing them is from Westfield.
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