A shovel will soon touch Fort Monmouths soil, last week FMERA announced the sale of the historic officer housing units in Oceanport to RPM Development Group. This is the first phase 2 property sold since FMERA closed with the US Army in November 2016.
Fort Monmouth has been the landmark around Monmouth and Ocean County for more than 90 years. Totaling over 1,000 acres and spanning the municipalities of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls. Fort Monmouth also was the base for our United States war heroes and many jobs. But in 2010 Fort Monmouth closed it's gates for good.
Fort Monmouth’s first tenant since the Army’s departure has already stirred up some controversy, however the head of the authority charged with revitalizing the land believes everything is headed in the right direction.
“The time for mourning is over, the time is for rebirth. “
That was the message Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry gave an audience at the Monmouth Ocean Development Council during a presentation by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) on the future for the decommissioned Army Base along with a guided bus tour of the base.