SOUTH AMBOY—Woodmont Properties has begun site work on a 15-acre parcel in South Amboy's Lower Broadway Redevelopment Area that will be transformed into Woodmont at South Amboy, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development comprised of townhomes and an 84,000-sq.-ft. skilled nursing facility.

Woodmont Properties has secured necessary approvals to develop 86 townhomes at the property, which is located within walking distance of South Amboy's downtown and a New Jersey Transit train station. An adjacent skilled nursing facility will be constructed on the site by Venetian Healthcare LLC.

The site work includes demolition of existing blighted commercial buildings and is expected to last throughout the winter. Vertical construction on the nursing facility is planned to commence in the spring of 2012.

As part of the site's redevelopment, Woodmont previously donated a portion of the property to South Amboy for the creation of a new, state-of-the-art YMCA and Recreation Center, which opened in 2010. The facility, which provides numerous activities and programs for the community, as well as a number of amenities open to the public, including a 6,000-sq.-ft. health and wellness center, full-court gym and competitive level swimming pool.