A transit village, Main Street North Brunswick, is currently under construction off Route 1 North on the former 200-acre Johnson & Johnson property. The mixed-use development will feature residential living units, retail, office, restaurants and hotels.
Grand openings for Costco and Target were held in 2014. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille opened in 2017, becoming its first location in New Jersey. Panera Bread also held a grand opening in 2017. The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opened in 2019. Townhome residences at The Heights at Main Street have also been built.
The transit village will also feature a new commuter bus lot and a new passenger station for the Northeast Corridor rail line. Funding for the train station was announced in October 2017 as $50 million will come from state funding while Middlesex County committed to construction of the station’s parking facilities.
Middlesex County, through the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, was announced as project manager through an agreement with NJ Transit for the design and construction of the train station at a press conference in October 2019.
In October 2020, NJ Transit approved the release of a Request for Proposal for the design and engineering of the train station.