3 N.J. agencies getting new buildings in Trenton

Three New Jersey government buildings will be demolished and replaced with new structures as part of an initiative to build the economy of the Garden State’s capital city.

Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday that the state’s aging agriculture, health and taxation buildings will be torn down.  They will be replaced with new buildings in Trenton that will have 27 percent less square footage.

Christie predicted a savings for taxpayers, but didn’t provide further details. He also didn’t answer questions or specify how much the project would cost.

The governor made the announcement at the Roebling Lofts, a commercial/residential project that’s under construction.

Christie said the Economic Development Authority has approved $69.8 million in incentives for businesses in Trenton. Among those sites are Roebling Lofts, which formerly housed the wire rope manufacturer.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.