The City of Bayonne acquired the MOTBY property in 1999, and it was supposed to mean a brighter future for our community. Mayor after mayor promised to develop MOTBY, but for nearly twenty years it sat underutilized and undeveloped. Nothing ever happened there, and lawsuits and ownership disputes strangled progress. It seemed like nothing would ever really change.
But Mayor Jimmy Davis didn’t take “NO” for an answer. When Mayor Davis took office four years ago, he got to work right away, settling old lawsuits and finally clearing the way for responsible, balanced development at MOTBY. Now, Mayor Davis’ MOTBY plan is creating a brighter future for Bayonne!
THOUSANDS OF GOOD NEW JOBS
On the north side of MOTBY, 2,700 new jobs will be created in next-generation shipping and logistics. A new 1.6 million square foot warehouse project will be built at the site of former Army facilities, and Bayonne residents will be given the first opportunity to work there. This new commercial development will contribute to the millions of dollars in new annual tax revenue coming to Bayonne.
COSTCO AND STARBUCKS COMING SOON
Near the entrance to MOTBY along Route 440, vacant land will soon be transformed into a Costco Warehouse Store and a new Starbucks. Bayonne residents will be able to shop and enjoy themselves right here in our backyard without having to travel to other cities to enjoy great shopping amenities.
NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS
One major residential building with hundreds of units is already built, and now new developments are breaking ground soon to join in. These new developments will primarily attract NYC commuters, limiting impact on local schools and services. Each new building will mean more tax revenue to pay for park improvements and stable property taxes.
A COMMUTER FERRY TERMINAL TOO!
Bayonne’s dream of quick, convenient ferry service to Manhattan is moving forward. Mayor Davis and the Port Authority have agreed on terms and a private ferry operator will be chosen this year. The city will be issuing a Request for Proposals this month and bids will be due in June. Ferry service will make Bayonne a more attractive destination for commuters, bringing in new opportunities for tax revenue and progress.
MILLIONS IN NEW TAX REVENUE
MOTBY development will contribute to $10 million in new annual tax revenue being created by Mayor Davis’ team, funding priorities like improving city parks and lowering property taxes.