A modern office project in Morristown, Morris County is officially adding another building as two developers have teamed up to begin the next portion of M Station.
SJP Properties, in partnership with Scotto Properties, recently held an event in Morristown to celebrate the groundbreaking on the second phase of M Station. The mixed-use development will eventually consist of two high-performance office and retail buildings constructed to replace the Midtown Shopping Center strip mall and surface parking lot just steps from Morristown’s train station.
M Station West will serve as the new flagship New Jersey location for Sanofi, the Paris-based healthcare company. Sanofi signed a lease for the entire 260,000 square feet inside M Station’s second phase earlier this year, with the move estimated to bring more than 1,900 professionals to the area.
“M Station West’s groundbreaking represents a landmark achievement for our company — one that further cements Morristown’s reputation as a revitalized suburban hub and destination for leading global companies,” said Steven Pozycki, Founder and CEO of SJP Properties. “Under Mayor Dougherty’s leadership, Morristown has fostered a pro-business environment, which has enabled us to bring Deloitte, Valley Bank, and now Sanofi to this thriving downtown.”
SJP employed global architecture firm Gensler to design M Station, which provides Class A office space inside LEED certified buildings. The two office structures will be connected by a 1,000-car parking garage that includes public parking for the development’s on-site retail component.
To enhance the pedestrian experience, the two buildings are set back 45 feet from Morris Street to create a landscaped promenade and two public plazas with seating. The completed first phase of the project, M Station East, rises six stories and totals 120,000 square feet.
Construction of M Station East was completed last July, and the office space is fully leased to Deloitte. The company relocated approximately 1,495 employees to its new corporate headquarters last year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sanofi’s forthcoming New Jersey flagship to Morristown,” said Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty. “As our new neighbors settle into M Station, they will undoubtedly become active members of this vibrant, transit-oriented community.”
The entirety of M Station was granted a 30-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement by Morristown’s council back in September 2020. The final phase of the project is slated to wrap construction during the first quarter of 2025, with Sanofi expected to move into the complex later that year.