Collection of 125 Luxury Residences and 20,000 Square Feet of Amenities, Coming Soon Near Morris Plains Train Station
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, The American, is nearing completion, with leasing expected to launch in early 2023.
Located at 1000 The American Road, The American will deliver a collection of 125 luxury rental residences to the historic borough of Morris Plains. As part of the development process, JMF completed a new pedestrian walkway that connects The American to downtown Morris Plains, providing residents with direct access to an array of neighborhood shops, restaurants and NJ TRANSIT’s Morris Plains train station.
Residents of The American will also be less than a mile from two premium retail properties JMF and partners are developing, Morris Marketplace, which will deliver 140,000 square feet of retail space and a variety of community-oriented attractions, and Cedar Village, where a brand-new 7-Eleven with gas is rising on a property anchored by Lowe’s Home Improvement.
In addition to the well-connected location, the community will provide a well-balanced lifestyle, with plush, modern residences and a generous collection of amenities.
For more information or to join The American’s waitlist, prospective renters can visit www.jmfrentals.com or call 973-354-5555. Guests who join the waitlist will be among the first invited to take a private tour of the building and the first to receive information on the community’s opening rental rates and limited-time incentives.
“We are happy to announce that The American will make its debut in early 2023, bringing an entirely new type of luxury housing to Morris Plains,” said Joe Forgione, the Founder and Principal of JMF Properties. “The American will feature an exceptional location near the train station and charming downtown shops and restaurants, which we were able to enhance by providing direct pedestrian access from The American Road to downtown Morris Plains, where no connection was previously available. In today’s market, with new-construction suburban rentals in high demand, we believe this will be a popular choice for Morris County renters, as well as an important asset for the Morris Plains community for many years to come.”
The American was designed with resident quality of life in mind, offering an upscale living experience focused on convenience, comfort, and day-to-day enjoyment. JMF’s signature “inside out” approach to development, which places the resident experience at the center of all decision making, will deliver a variety of spacious one- and two-bedroom residences, including den layouts and private outdoor space in select homes.
The residences will offer up to 1,390 square feet of living space and include features such as nine-foot ceilings, seven-inch composite plank floors, energy efficient LED light fixtures, Energy Star certified appliances, and oversized windows with custom shade treatments. In-unit washer/dryer combo, Moen faucets and shower fixtures, marble mosaic showers, porcelain bath floors, a high-performance heating/cooling system, and Saflok Saffire entry locks with Bluetooth remote feature option are among the many additional finishing touches included.
The gourmet kitchens at The American will stand out for their combination of elegance and high-performance features. Renters will find European-style two tone kitchen cabinetry, quartz countertops with undermount stainless steel sink and faucet, glass tile backsplashes, Whirlpool stainless steel gas burner cooktops, XOC stainless steel glide out visor range vented hoods, Samsung stainless steel refrigerators, and Blomberg dishwashers in every home.
JMF Properties integrated more than 20,000 square feet of dedicated indoor and outdoor amenity space into The American’s design, with the goal of enhancing resident wellness, enjoyment and quality-of-life. Upon entering, residents and guests will be greeted by a luxe lobby and lounge with an iron and glass vestibule, polished porcelain Statuary tile and a fireplace. The cutting-edge fitness center will feature state-of-the-art Matrix equipment and a separate personal training studio with a TRX system, kettlebells, pro boxing punching bag, and yoga equipment. A business center with coffee bar, conference rooms, and private enclosed workspaces, a second-floor lounge with fireplace and coffee bar, a theatre room, a golf simulator, and a billiards room round out the amenity offering.
Outside, a courtyard with a variety of seating and dining areas, a firepit, BBQ grills and intricate landscaping details will provide residents with opportunities to relax in the fresh air. A controlled access main entry, electronic doorman, onsite covered garage parking, additional exterior parking, onsite management, private storage lockers, and other conveniences and services will also be available to residents.
Situated in the heart of Morris County, Morris Plains is a charming borough of close to 6,000 residents. Its town center is just a short walk from The American, where restaurants and eateries such as Arthur’s Tavern, Carmel Haifa Middle Eastern, Time for a Bagel, Tony’s Pizza and Scoop Station Ice Cream line attractive Speedwell Avenue. The many restaurants, shops, festivals and cultural attractions of downtown Morristown are just a 2.5-mile drive away. Central Park of Morris County, a massive 420-acre recreation complex, is situated directly on the western border of Morris Plains, giving residents easy access to athletic fields, roller hockey rinks, sand volleyball courts, a five-acre dog park, children’s play areas, a natural amphitheater, disc golf course, and 11 miles of trails.
Nearby Morris Marketplace will soon welcome retail businesses such as Burlington department store, Lidl grocery, Starbucks, Restore Wellness, Hand & Stone, Scenthound, Mattress Warehouse, Optimum, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Habit Burger, AT&T, Orangetheory Fitness, European Wax, Panda Express, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo, and more. More than just a place to shop, Morris Marketplace will also offer children’s play areas, pocket parks, splash pads, seating areas, outdoor dining areas and other active and passive recreation spaces.
Nestled between Morristown, Morris Township, Parsippany and Hanover Township, Morris Plains offers easy access to highways such as Route 287, Route 80, Route 202, Route 24, and Route 10. Manhattan is a 30-mile drive away, or commutable via NJ TRANSIT’s Morris Plains station, which offers direct service to New York Penn Station. Morristown is also accessible by train, just a four-minute ride away.
About JMF Properties
Under the leadership of Joseph M. Forgione and his 25 years of experience in the industry, JMF Properties has developed a reputation for creating residential, retail, and mixed-use communities of lasting value in some of the state’s most desirable locations. Mr. Forgione has developed more than 2,500 residential units and multiple commercial and retail properties during his career, with more than a dozen current projects totaling over 3.5 million square feet of retail and 1,800 residential units, with another 3 million square feet under development. Projects range from transit-oriented developments to urban and suburban retail centers to sprawling office parks.
As a former long-time Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a graduate of civil engineering, and a member of the New Jersey Civil Engineers, Mr. Forgione understands the unique responsibilities and needs of all stakeholders involved in the development process, including local government officials, architects, construction managers, investment partners, community members and end users. This holistic approach to development has been vital to JMF’s success, allowing the company to identify under-valued assets, forge strategic partnerships, and develop dynamic residential and retail properties that enhance their host communities, including the first residential community designed for WELL certification in New Jersey.
Mr. Forgione believes in good corporate citizenship. He is a founding board member of REED Academy School for Autistic Children in Oakland, NJ and a long-term fundraiser for Employment Horizons Corp, an organization that provides job training and placement services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. He constructed and donated five homes for Arc/Morris County chapter and recently constructed a group home for Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, which he donated to the organization in 2020. He is a supporter of engineering education in New Jersey and Don Bosco Preparatory High School, where a new math, science and robotics facility, the Forgione Family Engineering Center, will open in 2022. www.jmfproperties.com.