The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) marked another important step forward in the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth this month with the sale of the former Child Development Center in Tinton Falls to Trinity Hall.
Trinity Hall, a non-profit corporation, plans to move its all-girls high school to the building for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Work has already begun to convert the former childcare facility into a modern educational setting for the high school students.
“By finding a home in Tinton Falls, Trinity Hall will be an integral part of the revitalized Fort community,” said FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. “Bringing Trinity Hall to Fort Monmouth will result in the creation of an anticipated 100 new jobs as the school looks to continue its growth. We are excited to welcome this esteemed institution to the Fort.”
FMERA issued a Request for Offers to Purchase (RFOTP) for the property in February 2015 with the expectation that, consistent with the Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Plan, the nearly 20,000-square-foot facility could be reused as an educational facility. Trinity Hall was the highest-scoring proposer, and will adapt the building for the needs of an educational institution.
“After three years of tremendous growth, Trinity Hall is looking forward to laying down permanent roots at the former Fort,” Trinity Hall Head of School Mary Sciarrillo said. “We are ready to bring community service projects and employment opportunities to this revitalized area. We will be more than good neighbors — we will be good partners.”
The March 18 sale of the property comes less than five months after FMERA and Trinity Hall entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement & Redevelopment Agreement for the property.
For more information on FMERA, visit www.fortmonmouthnj.com.