Goodman Birtcher to Develop $350M Industrial Logistics Center in Linden, NJ

Goodman Birtcher has received entitlement approvals for Goodman Logistics Center Linden, a proposed $350 million logistics center in Linden, N.J.

Birchter Goodman Birtcher, the North American subsidiary of Australia’s Goodman Group, has received entitlement approvals for Goodman Logistics Center Linden, a proposed $350 million logistics center in Linden, N.J., the developer announced last week.

The proposed development, on a 143-acre site that was formerly home to a GAF manufacturing facility, would eventually include a total of more than 2.8 million square feet of logistics space in five high-grade distribution warehouses, to be delivered in three phases. The location has direct access to the New Jersey Turnpike and is seven miles to Newark International Airport and the Port of Newark.

The center is part of Goodman Birtcher’s recently announced $1.4 billion, 15 million-square-foot development pipeline in California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Goodman Logistics Center Linden will be Goodman Birtcher’s first project in the Northeast, CEO Brandon Birtcher said in a release.

At press time, Goodman Birtcher had not responded to Commercial Property Executive’s request for further information.

The land was sourced through Doug Bansbach, Larry Casey and Andrew Houston of Cassidy Turley.

GAF stopped chemical manufacturing at the heavy industrial site in April 1991, according to a March 1992 New York Times article, after which 20 acres was put under consideration for a hazardous-waste incinerator.

Less than a month ago, Commercial Property Executive reported on the start of a $150 million Goodman Birtcher logistics center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., that will feature two cross-dock facilities totaling about 1.58 million square feet. <www.cpexecutive.com/regions/west/socal-logistics-project-kicks-off-goodmans-1-4b-development-pipeline/1004097811.html>