After more than a century as an aggregates operation, the 180-acre Millington Quarry property off Stonehouse Road in Bernardsville, N.J., will move into the next phase of its existence after the final closing of its sale to a redeveloper.
The closing reportedly took place on June 29. While township officials were not initially informed of the sales price, Township Engineer Tom Timko said that the amount for which the parcel of property sold was $17,450,000, according to Tap Into Basking Ridge.
The quarry was sold to CIP Stonehouse Redevelopers LLC, according to Timko and Municipal Clerk Christine Kieffer.
The property is zoned for two-acre residential development, Timko said. Plans for the quarry’s future had been the subject of years of Planning Board meetings, with residents raising such questions as whether soil brought in as fill for quarried areas would result in lasting pollution on the property.
The landowner, Millington Quarry Inc., mined the site for nearly 20 years before leasing it to Tilcon New York Inc. in 1999. Mining at the quarry stopped in 2016.