Pureland was established in the early 1970’s when 45 farms comprising 3,200 acres were assembled in Logan Township, New Jersey. Under the ownership of State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America, environmental studies were under taken by Dr. Jack McCormick, PhD. the first scientist with a doctorate in environmental science.
In 1973, the Pureland Association was formed and Declaration of Environmental Standards were established and recorded in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Approximately 1,200 acres were placed in an environmental reserve in perpetuity and rigid environmental controls were established, prior to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. These restrictive covenants protect property owners’ value and are enforced by the Pureland Association which consist of property owners.
In 1976, the initial infrastructure was established with public water, sewer and rail servicing Pureland.
In 1977, Center Square Real Estate Development Company took over management of Pureland for State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America.
Rapid development took place over the years in a manner sensitive to the environment. .
In 2000, Center Square Real Estate Development Company purchased the undeveloped land from State Mutual and continues to manage and develop Pureland today.
Pureland consists of 12,000,000 SF of space and houses in excess of 180 companies employing over 8,500 people. Pureland is the largest Industrial Complex in the State of New Jersey.