Taylor KnightNov 14, 2017, 12:48 pmNov 15, 2017, 11:55 am

Massive retail village could bring business and jobs to Middlesex County

Officials say Project Riverton is expected to be completed by 2021, upon approval

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SAYREVILLE — New plans are taking shape for a massive retail village in Middlesex County.

The project would be built on the site of an old paint company with the promise of bringing business to the area.

Officials in Sayreville say they want to turn the property into a waterfront retail and residential space with a main street feel to it.

The project named Riverton will add one million square-feet of retail and office space, a marina, two hotels and around 2,000 residential units.

The only issue people have with the Riverton project is the traffic congestion that may come along with it.

“I think given the current traffic patterns, it's probably going to be problematic for residents of Sayreville; although, the increased tax revenue from any retail space would probably be greatly appreciated to offset the cost of living within the town,” says South Amboy resident Tamela Blake.

If the new plans get approved by local and state agencies, officials hope the project will be completed by 2021.

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