Plainfield Armory to be auctioned

TRENTON – Who wants an armory? Well, unless you can start the bidding at $900,000, don’t bother to apply.

The state Treasury Department today announced it will hold a four-day internet auction later this month for the disused Plainfield Armory in the city of Plainfield in Union County.

The minimum bid will be the aforementioned $900,000, the bidding will be in $1,000 increments, and a $5,000 registration fee will be required.

The auction will take place from 10 a.m. Jan.  24 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

The state has determined this armory constitutes surplus property.

The property is about 1.9 acres and the building is about 18,900 square feet.

Various redevelopment options have been mentioned at different times for the site, including a cultural arts center and a charter school.

Plainfield Armory to be auctioned