High Density Redevelopment Plan MGP Site
Long Branch, NJ

Planning study commissioned by utility company for the redevelopment of a recently capped, legacy brownfield site that previously served as a manufactured gas plant – MGP – for integration into the city’s comprehensive redevelopment plan. The MGP site is located in a proposed gateway community between new oceanfront development and the city’s downtown district – both destination targets of the redevelopment plan.


That plan seeks to concentrate building density to encourage a pedestrian environment and more intensive use of the beachfront.

The study recommends expansion of an existing park as a non-intrusive use; adaptive reuse of the existing industrial building as a cultural asset for the community; new street crossings over a lined canalized creek integrating existing neighborhoods towards the beachfront areas, and opportunities for additional high density, market-rate and affordable housing. Some of the residential development sits atop retail space taking advantage of unobstructed ocean views, and positioning new neighborhood based retail opportunities in a combination of mixed use and commercial structures with views towards the waterfront.

CLIENT: New Jersey Resources

ARCHITECT: HACBM Architects and Engineers; Frank X. Moya, Principal in Charge of Design

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