WOODBRIDGE, NJ-Developer ProLogis has received approval from the State of New Jersey and the US Army Corps of Engineers to restore 12 acres of wetlands located along this township’s border with Carteret. The tract, adjacent to the company’s under-development Port Reading Business Park, will be used as a wetlands mitigation bank.

The park, which projects a build-out of 3.2 million sf, is slated to rise on a 290-acre former brownfield site along the Arthur Kill Strait near Exit 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike. Denver-based ProLogis has approval to restore the 12 acres as part of its fulfillment of an obligation under the state’s Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act requiring companies to compensate for adverse wetlands impacts resulting from development. The acreage will be a source of wetlands credits used for other projects in the area.

“Mitigation banking is an important component in offsetting unavoidable impacts that redevelopment projects can have on wetlands,” says Glenn Stock, vice president of land development for ProLogis in New Jersey. “The bank at Port Reading will create a new wetlands habitat with improved ecological and aesthetic value and also serve as a resource for developers of projects where on-site wetlands mitigation is not a practical alternative.”

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