My Central Jersey | Alpha Funds Redevelopment Project in Plainfield, NJ

September 3, 2013

Developer says Plainfield could become another Montclair or New Brunswick

By: Sergio Bichao

Builder wants to transform Plainfield: Developer Mario Camino, with the backing of Alpha Funding Solutions, is seeking to transform two city blocks of Plainfield near the train station. iPhone video by Sergio Bichao.

This was Mario Camino’s hometown until the age of 3, when his mother packed up the family to escape their Seventh Avenue neighborhood’s crime.

Nearly three decades later Camino, 31, is back, this time with ambitious plans that he says will help make this city a better place for residents and businesses.

“I want to be the new fresh face of development in this town,” said Camino, a Rutgers University graduate who built a large real estate investment and management firm that flips dozens of residential properties each year. …

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