A joint venture that is redeveloping a property previously home to a garden center for over a century has its foundations set, with walls going vertical at the Parkside at Westfield development.
Being undertaken by Premier Development and Garden Communities, the multifamily community at 524 Springfield Avenue is slated to consist of 162 luxury rental apartments in a three-story elevator building. 32 units at the complex will be set aside as affordable housing at the site, which spans about six and a half acres.
The property was previously home to Williams Nursery, which closed last year after 102 years in business. The land is situated near Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, one of Union County’s most sought-after towns.
“It is exciting to see Parkside at Westfield take shape,” said Michael Kaplan, senior vice president of property management at Premier Development. “Our vision with this project was to create a well-balanced multifamily lifestyle that seamlessly integrates with its neighborhood. We are confident Parkside at Westfield will set a new standard for luxury rental living in this vibrant community.”
Designed by BlackBird Group Architects, Parkside at Westfield will consist of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 985 to 1,944 square feet. All will include two bathrooms, a balcony, and efficient heating and cooling systems, with select floor plans featuring a fireplace and a separate den.
Parkside at Westfield’s clubhouse will feature amenities like a fitness center, yoga studio, golf simulator, library, and lounge. Outdoor facilities like a patio and BBQ area, fire pit, outdoor seating, and a playground are also included in the plan.
Parkside at Westfield will additionally feature underground covered parking equipped with EV charging stations. The developers expect to complete construction at the property by late spring next year.