Plans for Rosera Wesmont, a 295-unit multifamily development at 300 Wesmont Drive in Wood-Ridge, call for a mix of homes ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. — Rendering by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners/Courtesy: JCMLiving
By Joshua Burd
Development firm JCMLiving has broken ground on a 295-unit apartment property in Wood-Ridge, in the final residential phase of the borough’s high-profile Wesmont Station project.
Known as Rosera Wesmont, the complex at 300 Wesmont Drive is slated to welcome its first residents by early 2024. The mix of homes ranging from studios to three-bedroom units will open at that time alongside some 35,000 square feet of amenity space and ground-floor retail space, while residents will be a short walk from NJ Transit rail service with a 22-minute commute to New York Penn Station.
The project will also mark a milestone for the master-planned, 150-acre Wesmont Station development, which has repurposed a former Curtiss-Wright aircraft plant over nearly two decades, under a project by the firm now known as Inspired by Somerset Development. The Rosera Wesmont project team includes Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, Childs Dreyfus Interior Design and general contractor Ingerman Construction.
“Rosera Wesmont raises the bar for suburban living at Wesmont Station and marks the extraordinary evolution of this pivotal Wood-Ridge neighborhood from a pre-war-era industrial zone to a beautiful residential neighborhood with easy commutability,” JCMLiving’s Aaron Polinsky said. “We are excited about this final and most luxurious residential phase of Wesmont Station, which will culminate in a development in which the entire community can take pride.”
Plans for Rosera Wesmont call for upscale apartments and work-from-home areas, including individual and co-working spaces and multiple conference and meeting rooms, JCMLiving said. Other amenities will include a multilevel, hotel-style lobby and a 13,000-square-foot pool, sundeck and courtyard with outdoor games, along with fitness and sport simulator centers and a 480-space parking garage with direct access from every level of the building.
The developer added that Rosera Wesmont is adjacent to the borough’s Rosie-the-Riveter Plaza and at the intersection of Wesmont Drive and Passaic Avenue, where residents will have front-door NJ Transit bus service to Newark Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Also nearby is Route 17 and a host of mall and downtown-style retail options.
Wesmont Station, where developers have built a mix of housing, retail and a new stop along NJ Transit’s Bergen County Line, has emerged over the past decade. Led by Mayor Paul Sarlo, Wood-Ridge has also seen the development of a new intermediate school and a newly completed athletic complex nearby, among other recent investments.