A sizable apartment complex could be coming to Florham Park.
The project, which is being referred to as “The Meadows at Florham Park,” would bring 560 residential units to an 81-acre site off of Columbia Turnpike, according to the minutes from the Morris County Planning Board’s January meeting.
The minutes did not identify the name of the developer or provide a specific address along Columbia Turnpike of where the project could be built. However, they state that the southwestern part of the site would include 12 buildings with 200 units while the southeastern portion would contain 18 buildings with 360 units.
A total of 112 units at “The Meadows” would be “reserved for low- and moderate-income households,” according to the minutes. The document also shows that the unspecified property includes several detention facilities that had been constructed for the previously approved Triumph Square office park.
Columbia Turnpike, which is also known as Route 510, connects Morristown to the west with Livingston, South Orange, and Newark to the east. The road changes names to South Orange Avenue when it crosses the Passaic River into Essex County.
A project of this sort could generate a notable population increase in Florham Park should it be completed and have a high occupancy rate. The United States Census Bureau estimated that the suburban borough’s population decreased from 11,736 in 2010 to 11,496 in 2019.