38 Units Above Ground Floor Retail Space Proposed

morristown-real-estate-development-45-morris-streetOver the last decade, like many other communities across the state, Morristown has experienced a surge in residential and commercial development, particularly in its downtown area close to the Morristown Green. The community, which is the county seat of Morris County, is known for its wide variety of shops and restaurants, historical attractions, walkability, and transportation access, which has prompted many from across the state and the world to relocate there.

From the Century 21 department store on the Green to Colombian bakeries along Speedwell Avenue to the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts on South Street, there is a lot to see and do despite the town’s relatively small size. Now, another new mixed-use development is being proposed for the community.

According to records from the Morris County Planning Board, the latest project could be built next to the Grasshopper Off The Green pub and restaurant at 45 Morris Street, at the corner of Wilmot Street. The proposal calls for the structure to contain 38 residential units along with retail space, and for the structure to be five stories tall. “The number of proposed parking spaces is fewer than the number of proposed apartment units,” the records state.

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Upscale Morris County Living Delivers Sales at Legacy of Mountain Lakes

The uniqueness and allure of Morris County living has translated into nearly 90% of the 47 upscale townhomes at Legacy of Mountain Lakes now sold.

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Rising demand and a limited inventory of available residences has created a strong push from homebuyers to join the luxury suburban community and receive all that make living in this prestigious Morris County Borough so attractive. The sales velocity at Legacy reflects the widespread appeal of Mountain Lakes, which has long drawn residents to its award-winning school district, pristine northwest New Jersey setting, wealth of outdoor recreation and prime location less than an hour to Manhattan and ten minutes to the shops, restaurants, nightlife and culture of historic Morristown.

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“Legacy of Mountain Lakes provides a level of sophistication, comfort and contemporary living only a brand new home can provide,” says David Hornblass, a principal of the community’s developer HornRock Properties. “It’s the perfect residential address for young families and couples who want to receive the charm and exclusivity of Mountain Lakes’ small town environment in an upscale townhome with all the latest design trends and finishes. Buyers have fully embraced this unique opportunity.”

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Estling Village in Denville to Host Public Grand Opening

Estling Village, the new luxury townhome-style rental community located just a short walk from the Denville Train Station and vibrant downtown, will officially grand open to the public during a three-day celebration on April 29 through May 1.

Prospective residents will enjoy tours of the community’s two model homes, elegant clubhouse and scenic grounds while learning about special grand opening incentives.

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The opening celebration follows a strong preview period which resulted in more than 40 percent of the community’s 100 residences already leased, according to JMF Properties, which specializes in transit-oriented development throughout the region. A number of residents have already moved in and are enjoying their beautiful new homes and this ultra-convenient location.

“The interest in Estling Village and the sought-after lifestyle it offers has been building since we first announced our plans for this well-located property near mass transit and downtown Denville’s shops and restaurants,” said Joe Forgione, the founder and principal of JMF Properties Group. “To see that interest advance to leases and resident activity is both exciting and rewarding. We’re delighted to now be at the point in the development process where we can officially Grand Open the community and fully showcase the Estling Village lifestyle.”

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JMF Properties created six distinct single-level and multi-story floor plans for Estling Village that range from 965 to 1,296 square feet of living space. Both one- and two-bedroom layouts with up to 2-half baths are offered, including a den/library available in select homes. Monthly rents start from $1,900 for one-bedroom floor plans and $2,100 for two-bedroom residences.

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Morristown Believes its Walking Tour Smartphone App is N.J.’s First

Morristown — where Samuel Morse demonstrated the electromagnetic telegraph and Gen. George Washington made his winter headquarters during the American Revolution — on Thursday launched a new mobile smartphone app that gives users a guided walking tour of the town’s 1.5-mile historic district.

Leslie Bensley, executive director of the Morris County Tourism Bureau, said the free app marries modern technology with a key Morristown tourism asset: 20 historic places that were significant in the American Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

History and heritage are the main tourism draw for Morris County, Bensley said, adding that state figures show tourism spending in the country rose 4.7 percent, to $1.6 billion, in the fiscal year ended June 30, with Morris as “one of the six most productive counties in the state” for tourism.

Washington twice camped in Morristown, in 1777 and in the winter of 1789-1780; the Vail Mansion was home to Alfred Vail, the first president of AT&T. Both men would have been early adopters of smartphones, Bensley said: “I think George would have liked it.”

Bensley said the app may be New Jersey’s first to focus on a history tour. She said that in Morris County, “we are very blessed to be surrounded by very innovative and cutting-edge (people) who push us to lead” in technology. The app is an electronic version of the bureau’s current walking tour pamphlet.”

On May 15, from noon to 5 p.m., admission will be free at nine historic sites and museums throughout Morris County.

E-mail Beth Fitzgerald at bfitzgerald@njbiz.com

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