GZA remains strong in service to New Jersey’s needs in 2019
One of the largest growth areas we foresee affecting GZA’s environmental, engineering, and ecological services practices in New Jersey will be the continued build-out of the e-commerce warehousing/distribution/logistics network. We see expansion heading west and south, away from the existing core areas along the New Jersey Turnpike where developable parcels have become sparse. Whether in previously undeveloped areas or on former industrial/brownfield sites, these commercial properties often require large project teams from acquisition to construction. Infrastructure and transportation projects will remain high priorities in New Jersey in 2019. While construction of the high-profile Portal Bridge and Gateway Tunnel projects is unlikely to begin in 2019, significant political, funding, and contractual decisions must be made this year to keep these vital projects moving forward. Meanwhile, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is expected to spend $100 million on critical bridge improvements in 2019, and GZA’s experience on such infrastructure projects in the region indicates that many professional services and trades will be required for such construction.