A rendering of Metropolitan Lofts, a 59-unit luxury apartment building in downtown Morristown. — Courtesy: Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects
By Joshua Burd
Roseland Residential Trust and Woodmont Properties have taken the wraps off a new 59-unit luxury apartment building in downtown Morristown.
The joint venture announced recently that it had launched leasing at The Metropolitan Lofts, a collection of one- and two-bedroom units at 11 DeHart St. In doing so, they touted the property’s location in the town’s core shopping, dining and entertainment district and proximity to Morristown’s NJ Transit station, which provides Midtown Direct service to Manhattan.
“Metropolitan Lofts brings a new dynamic to one of New Jersey’s most desirable downtowns,” said Michael J. DeMarco, CEO of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., Roseland’s parent company. “Few places in the New York Metropolitan Area compare to Morristown when it comes to offering a vibrant downtown with train access to New York City, and Metropolitan Lofts meets the area’s strong demand for luxury living.”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, the project follows other phases by the developers that have helped energize downtown Morristown, including two residential buildings, 53,000 square feet of retail space and a 795-car public parking facility. The redevelopment was one of the town’s earlier projects, kicking off in October 2006 after more than two years of planning, with the demolition of the former Epstein Department Store, a nearby building and a nearby parking garage.
Metropolitan Lofts, which is steps from the Morristown Green, includes amenities such as a fitness center and golf center, according to a news release. Residents also will have access to the rooftop terrace, clubhouse and game room of the neighboring property, The Metropolitan.