Freeholders support continued transition of the Fort

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to reinforce its support of a resolution to finalize a Veterans’ Community project area as part of the development of Fort Monmouth. The vote took place at the freeholder regular Oct. 24 meeting.

The measure was proposed by Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, the County’s representative to Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Authority (FMERA).

“As chair of the veterans’ subcommittee, I am delighted to announce the approval by the FMERA members and the Borough of Eatontown for the use of Parcel V-1 for the Veterans’ Community project,” Burry said. “This project is eight years in the making and will offer our veterans permanent and affordable housing.”

The 10-acre parcel, designated in the FMERA Reuse Plan as Parcel V-1, is located in the Eatontown portion of the former Fort property.

 

Burry further stated that the property in not simply for housing but an all encompassing project.

The area will have at its core, a housing project for homeless veterans providing them with a secure and safe living condition that will respect their privacy, encourage community participation, provide necessary veterans supportive services and provide a foundation for growth and success of its resident veterans.

“Our courageous veterans made a commitment to protect and defend each and every one of us from our Nation’s enemies without discrimination or partiality,” Burry said. “This is an opportunity to offer assistance to them when they need it the most. I am pleased by the decision of our Freeholder Board to support this resolution.”