Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, members of the city council, the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority and ABC Supply Co. Inc. participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at ABC’s new facility in the city last week.
The ribbon cutting Friday marked the completion of a two-phase redevelopment of the city’s fourth ward, and the first redevelopment of a brownfield in 30 years.
“I am proud that ABC Supply Co. chose to remain and expand its operation in the city of Plainfield,” Mapp said.
ABC’s new 44,000-square-foot store was made possible through a partnership between J.G. Petrucci Co. and TD+Partners. The city was awarded a $1 million grant from NJRA, and a $5 million New Market Tax Credit for the two-stage redevelopment project.
“This $30 million project, which also includes affordable housing, is an important investment in our community and in our residents,” Mapp said. “It reflects my ongoing work to lift up every part of our city.”
ABC’s new facility is expected to add 15 new jobs. The company has stated it will continue to prefer city residents to fulfill these openings.
Plainfield also will begin the redevelopment of the site next to ABC Supply’s new facility. The project will consist of a five-story building with 90 units of affordable housing.
ABC maintains 600 locations nationwide. The company has operated in Plainfield for over 20 years.