Turning former industrial sites into high-quality housing, a new plaza, and an attractive gateway into one of NJ’s finest downtowns
As part of it’s affordable housing settlement, Westfield rezoned 5.5 acres of former industrial land on South Avenue for mixed-use and multi-family development. Topology was brought in by the Town to build off this zoning and create a redevelopment plan that, in addition to providing the sorely needed affordable housing units, also created an attractive gateway into the community.
We worked with the Town and Redeveloper to make major modifications to the project design to maximize the community value of the project. This included an architectural overhaul, informed by a Topology designed poll of stakeholders. Perhaps most significantly, the redesigned project took a piece of the site that was initially conceived as a surface parking lot and reimagined it as a neighborhood plaza. The refined project concept was codified via Topology’s South Avenue Redevelopment Plan and a subsequent Redevelopment Agreement.