Potable Water


Potable water is available and sufficient to support the full development of the entire Fort Hancock. The Lessee will be required to install a new water meter provided by the park and billed to the Lessee. Also, the Lessee will be required to have the water service line inspected and tested by a qualified licensed plumber and an inspection report with recommendations must be submitted to the park for approval.

The report must also indicate whether the current water line size is adequate for the proposed use of the building, and identify the material of the existing water line. Any defective, leaking, or undersized water lines must be repaired or replaced before the Lessee occupies the building. Water lines that require replacement must be replaced with copper.

Areas in which  open cut construction is proposed will require compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106. Archeology monitoring shall be paid for by the Lessee. Asphalt and concrete repair and ground repair, i.e. seeding costs, must be borne by the Lessee and will be subject to the NEPA/106 compliance process. Any repairs will require NPS approval of plans and schedules. All work must be completed according to the most up to date New Jersey Code and constructed to industry standards.

The capacity of the water system is 500 gallons per minute, not to exceed 7.5 million gallons per month. The annual maximum for potable water is 50 million gallons. We currently average 100,000 gallons per day. Buildings connect to a 6 inch water main. Buildings are served by 1.5 inch pipes. For all buildings, Applicants should propose how they intend to replace any non-copper plumbing components.



Electric service is provided by JCP&L. The electrical system supports multi-tenant use. The Lessee will be responsible for installing individual meters at each building and for repair to the electrical system from the meter into the Leased Premises. The main trunk power line from the transformer and the individual spliced feeder cable to the building meter panel will remain the responsibility of NPS. Costs associated with maintaining common lines will be prorated under the Common Area Maintenance charge.



Although the park has upgraded the fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure, Leaseholders should not rely on the availability of the upgraded system to accommodate Lessee's proposed telecommunication needs. Leaseholders may wish to consider wireless solutions such as satellite dishes or other cellular data transmission, which must be installed and/or utilized at the Lessee’s cost and expense.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Heating systems must be installed in buildings proposed for use. Air Conditioning is optional. Any Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) must be installed and located so as to avoid flood and other damage. Lessee must provide plans and specifications for any HVAC system. No specific system(s) is mandated, however, the NPS is converting to propane and any new system(s) must be designed to obtain a minimum of 90% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The design must be sensitive to and respectful of the historic nature of the structure and will be subject to the compliance requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Sanitary Sewer

The sanitary system (which is fully separate from the storm sewer system) at Fort Hancock is functional and sized appropriately to accommodate the anticipated future development.

Gravity-fed distribution pipes bring sanitary waste to a pump station. From there, sanitary waste is fed by a force main into the park’s wastewater treatment plant. NPS maintains the collection and force main system, and the Lessee will be responsible for repairs to the lateral system from the building to the main trunk line.

If lateral sewer lines need to be repaired or replaced, the Lessee will be required to make any repairs to prior to occupying the building.  The Lessee must submit a written description of the work proposed for review and approval prior to the start of work.  The proposal must include a basic sketch showing the location of the new lateral from the building out to the sewer main. The installation must be completed with proper bedding, proper fittings (up to and including the connection to the existing sewer main), back-filling and compacting the trench, reseeding areas that are currently grass, and in-kind asphalt pavement restoration of the trench. All work must be completed in accordance with the most recent New Jersey Code requirements and must constructed to industry standards.

In addition, all connections to the trunk line and from the building shall be made using standard couplings and transition fittings. Areas may be of open cut construction and will require NEPA and Section 106 compliance review and approval. Asphalt and concrete repair and ground repairs, i.e. seeding costs, must be borne by the tenant and will be subject to the NEPA/106 compliance process. If a video inspection shows a deteriorated pipe, the park may allow the pipe to be lined in lieu of open cut construction replacement.

Work associated with repair to or installation of a new sewer lateral as well as installation of other underground utilities may require monitoring by a licensed archaeologist. The applicant may be required to obtain the services of a qualified archaeologist in connection with the installation of utilities. The archaeologist will have to obtain an ARPA permit which may take up to 90 days to review. If an NPS archeologist is available to monitor the activity, no ARPA permit is required.


The Lessor will be responsible for mowing within the Premises to ensure consistent lawn maintenance practice within Fort Hancock. The Lessee will be obligated to maintain the grounds of the Premises in good condition, including, without limitation, ornamental plantings, in-ground plantings, and other botanical maintenance for landscape improvements made by the Lessee. Landscaping plans will need to be approved in advance by NPS.

The Lessor will be responsible for all common area mowing and basic grounds maintenance at Fort Hancock.

Plans for tents, planters, plant and produce gardens, and outdoor seating should be submitted for NPS review and approval.


On-site parking is limited to the current driveway, if any.  Otherwise, parking is available on a first come first served basis and is subject to determinations made by the NPS.