Over 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.
The property, which, according to NJ Parcels records, is owned by the Bakod Holding Corporation, has long remained a vacant lot, despite its central location.
Residents would be within close walking distance of the Morristown Green, the Morristown and Morris Township Library, Coach USA and New Jersey Transit bus service to surrounding Morris County communities and Manhattan, and the Morristown Train Station, which features service to Newark, Hoboken, and New York.
The project was conditionally approved by the Morris County Land Development Review Committee during its meeting on June 15th, but still awaits other approvals at the municipal level.