ROXBURY, NJ—While still far from any shovel being put in theground, the township of Roxbury is reviewing aconceptual plan for the redevelopment of the formerHercules munitions plant, which has been shutteredfor nearly two decades.

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Ashland Corp., which purchased the 1,000-acreproperty in 2008, is calling for than 3 million square feet ofwarehouse space, three flex buildings of 75,000 square feet apieceand a residential transit village, according to the DailyRecord.

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Township Manager Christopher Raths says that"everything is conceptual" and that there has not been a timetableestablished to move the redevelopment plan forward. Ashlandsubmitted its proposal to Roxbury in the form of a letter inJuly.

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The Hercules plant was shut down in 1996 after the companyagreed to a remediation plan a year earlier with the New JerseyDepartment of Environmental Protection. Subsequently more than 300buildings were decontaminated or demolished at the property. Seestory in the Daily Record.

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