The Pointe Development Project

Middlesex County, New Jersey

Archival Research, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation, and Phase IA Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey


On behalf of Maser Consulting, Dovetail Cultural Resource Group conducted cultural resource studies within the proposed 284.4-acre project area known as “The Pointe” in the Borough of Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The project was completed in accordance with compliance requirements of N.J.A.C.7:7A, Freshwater Wetlands and Waterfront Development Permit applications (CAFRA), and the procedures and standards of the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO).  Dovetail’s cultural resource responsibilities included:

  • Archival Research
  • Identification of known cultural resources in the project vicinity
  • Level II HAER documentation on the Kearney Spur line associated with the Raritan River Railroad
  • Documentation of any areas with the potential to contain archaeological sites in the project area
  • Recommendations on the need for any future studies

The HAER documentation consisted of a survey of the portion of the rail line within the project area, high quality digital single-lens reflex (SLR) photographic documentation of the rail line and all associated features, and CAD measured drawings. The archaeological fieldwork consisted of a Phase IA reconnaissance, pedestrian survey across the southwest portion of the project area. Dovetail completed all technical studies and coordinated the results with the NJHPO to help achieve cultural resource compliance for this large project, highlighting Dovetail’s knowledge of various New Jersey regulations and procedures, and an experience with complex HAER architectural documentation tasks.

The Pointe HAER Project Images