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.
City of Summit, Broad Street West Steering Committee
L&M/Toll Brothers, Redeveloper
Inglese Architecture + Engineering, Architect
Maraziti Falcon, City of Summit’s Redevelopment Counsel
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
Mixed-use development that includes (affordable) housing, various retail uses, office space, public parking and publicly accessible open space.
Status – Ongoing