Winner of a 2023 Smart Growth Award: A transformative mixed-use development in the heart of one of America’s most beloved downtowns. 

The Lord & Taylor / Train Station Redevelopment Plan, also known as “One Westfield Place” sets forth a vision for redevelopment of fourteen acres located in downtown Westfield that currently contain a shuttered department store and numerous surface parking lots. The Plan will transform these auto-oriented uses into vibrant mixed-use developments that embrace smart growth principles and help reinvigorate downtown Westfield. The project will feature a mixture of uses, pedestrian-oriented design, adaptive reuse of the former Lord & Taylor building, a forward-thinking approach to parking, green design strategies, and an emphasis on multi-modal transportation.

The Plan will replace surface parking with new public spaces on both sides of the Train Station. These spaces will function both as mobility hubs that provide amenities to encourage biking and walking, and as gathering areas for residents living in the 200+ new residential units or working in the 300,000+ SF of office space permitted through the Plan.

Awards & Accolades

2023 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award
2023 NJPO Achievements in Planning
2023 APA NJ Planning Excellence Award for Outstanding Plan (Municipal)

Type

Redevelopment Plan

Role

Redevelopment Planner

Project Partners

HBC | Streetworks Development – Developer
WSP USA – Transportation Consultant
THA Consulting, Inc. – Parking Consultant
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP – Redevelopment Counsel
EJ Economic Development Advisors – Redevelopment Advisor

Public Benefits

Increased walkability, bike safety, and access to public transportation

205 residential units may be created, of which 155 will be age restricted and 33 will be designated as affordable housing

300,000 SF of proposed office space

Improved stormwater management

Sidewalk, streetscape & intersection improvements

Program

Residential :

  • Age-restricted: 154 units, including 24 affordable housing units
  • Non-age-restricted:  51 units, including 9 affordable housing units
  • Mixture of townhomes and mixed-use multifamily buildings up to 6 stories tall

Office:

  • 310,000 SF
  • Mixture of ground up mass timber construction and adaptive reuse of a former department store

Retail:

  • 27,410 SF
  • Provided at the ground floor of mixed-use buildings

Community/Civic/Public Uses :

  • Two new plazas totaling over 2 acres
  • Pedestrian-oriented festival street
  • Two new municipal parking garages
  • Improvements at ten intersections
  • 150,000 SF of streetscape improvements

Status

Adopted – February 2023