Riker Danzig Secures Approval for “Biggest Office Project in Morristown in Decades”
Land Use and Commercial Litigation Partner Frank J. Vitolo secured unanimous approval from the Morristown Planning Board on June 18, 2020 for our client SJP Properties on its much-anticipated “M Station” project. The M Station, which is considered the biggest office project in Morristown in decades, will provide nearly 400,000 square feet of office and retail space in two buildings, including a parking deck, promenade and public plazas. It replaces the current Midtown Shopping Center on Morris Street, and will include a roundabout to resolve a longstanding traffic bottleneck.
Frank described the project at the meeting as “Morristown’s coronavirus stimulus package. We are not going to come out of this pandemic limping.”
Mayor Tim Dougherty said it’s “another step that puts Morristown on the map as a premier community in the state of New Jersey.”
Frank and his team have been working with the Planning Board, business owners and residents for over a year to secure approval for the project, which is expected to give downtown Morristown a dramatic boost, with the influx of thousands of workers in the office space, including Big Four accounting firm Deloitte as an anchor tenant, and additional corporate investments in the nonprofits in Morristown.
The Planning Board will meet again on June 25, 2020, at which time the Board Attorney will present a resolution intended to formalize the M Station plan approval.
The meeting was covered in the June 19, 2020 Morristowngreen.com article “Zooming Ahead: M Station Project Gets Pandemic Blessing From Morristown Planning Board.”