Partner Frank Vitolo Comments at Town Meeting on Proposed M Station Project
A redevelopment project of Riker Danzig client SJP Properties was discussed again at a Morristown Town Council meeting on August 13, 2019, where partner Frank Vitolo spoke on the improvements to the town and the economy that would be produced by completion of the project. As covered in an August 15, 2019 article in the Morristown Green, the meeting on the proposed M Station office/retail project prompted more than three hours of public comments and testimony. This was the third public presentation on the scope and goals of the project, which would replace the Midtown Shopping Center strip mall with an office/retail project to include two buildings with 352,000 square feet of offices, 32,500 square feet of retail, a 48-foot wide street scape and public plazas. Morristown Town Planner Phil Abramson said the redevelopment project would have a “lasting impact” on life in Morristown.
During the presentation, Mr. Abramson said the developer has agreed to reduce the taller building by one story, from eight floors to seven, while the other building will remain at six stories. A parking deck would increase from four levels to five levels. Much of the public attention was given to the proposed traffic roundabout at Morris and Spring Streets, which is expected to keep traffic flowing at a steady rate, without dangerous lane-crossings found in traditional traffic circles. Frank expects that additional questions about the project will be resolved at a September meeting.
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