Parsippany’s Commercial Realty Group is known for making over antiquated commercial office, medical and industrial sites. Recently, it debuted the fruits of those efforts on a project in Jefferson Township: transforming a former Pathmark into a 45,000-square-foot medical facility.
The $3.85 million The Advanced Medical Center – Jefferson involved a complete renovation, including major site improvements to increase parking (now at a five-space-per-1,000-square-foot ratio); the addition of a patient drop-off area; a modern loading area in the rear of the building; and extensive new landscaping.
“The building site at 757 Route 15, Jefferson Township, has made an impressive shift from eyesore to eye-catching medical center, following an astounding and total transformation, again returning the site to the business world,” Jefferson Township Mayor Eric Wilsusen said in a statement. “I am extremely pleased to recognize this local and unique building site reborn to new life following several years of sitting vacant and unproductive.”
CRG purchased the defunct grocery store property and a surrounding tract of land for $1.9 million in 2018. By 2019, the firm said it had begun site and building alterations to transform the property. Despite complications from the pandemic, CRG said that the project was completed within the original timeline.
Now, the building is 100% leased.
On the exterior the façade was updated to a white and gray motif, featuring windows and an identity tower above the main entrance. A new roof was installed, as well.
Tri-County Orthopedics – the first and featured occupier at The Advanced Medical Center – Jefferson – is joined by:
Inside, everything is new: common area restrooms, electrical distribution, LED lighting, 12-foot-high ceilings with upgraded tiles; natural-gas-fired HVAC units; and automatic doors at the property’s trio of patient entry points.
The project is not just a win for Jefferson, it’s a winner overall. The site was nominated and recognized with a 2022 New Good Neighbor Award from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.
“The winning projects, participating in our 62nd Annual New Good Neighbor Awards program, have created $121 million in capital investment, nearly 1,800 construction jobs and more than 2,000 permanent jobs, providing valuable assets and generating tremendous economic activity,” NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka said in a post on the group’s website announcing this year’s “good neighbors.”
According to CRG, project work at 757 Route 15 employed 50 tradespeople. Now, The Advanced Medical Center – Jefferson houses 175 full-time employees. But CRG says it expects that number to grow.
“As with past New Good Neighbor Award winners, these projects improve our quality of life —revitalizing neighborhoods, bringing communities together, and providing valuable services,” Siekerka added. “We are grateful for the benefits these projects have brought to New Jersey.”