Project Description

Un-pave paradise and put up the community’s vision!

Broad Street is a major corridor running parallel and just south of the City of Summit’s NJ Transit rail line and to the west of the bucolic Village Green. Currently, Broad Street runs through several blocks composed mostly of city-owned buildings and parking lots. Given the fact that Summit is a regional transit hub with an active downtown, these underutilized properties were no longer meeting the needs or standards of a modern-day New Jersey hub. Together with City officials and incredible public involvement, Topology created a redevelopment plan that thoughtfully incorporated civic engagement, sustainability, quality architectural standards, and contemporary uses that will support economic resilience and improved quality of life. This plan provides the transparency in the process Summit requires to empower its leaders and residents to negotiate with future private entities. Negotiations are underway for the first phase of redevelopment that will hopefully take place in early 2022.  

Type

Redevelopment Plan

Role

Redevelopment Planners

Project Partners

City of Summit, Broad Street West Steering Committee 

L&M/Toll Brothers, Redeveloper 

Inglese Architecture + Engineering, Architect 

Maraziti FalconCity of Summit’s Redevelopment Counsel  

Public Benefits

Affordable and workforce housing

Established, transparent, flexible negotiation process

Pedestrian access and circulation improvements

Improved public realm

Thoughtful and programmable open space and amenities

Uses that set the next generation of Summit residents up for success

Program

Mixed-use development that includes (affordable) housing, various retail uses, office space, public parking and publicly accessible open space.

Budget

$180 million

Status – Ongoing

Redevelopment Plan: Adopted May 2019 

Redeveloper Designation: February 2020 

Redevelopment Agreement: Anticipated Summer 2021   

Site Plan Application: Anticipated Fall 2021   

Project Completion: Anticipated 2023-2025 (phased development)