Making connections: How Morristown’s HQ Plaza will engage residents, visitors with new public-facing spaces

The renovation of Morristown’s landmark Headquarters Plaza will look to energize the sprawling concourse that connects three office towers, a Hyatt Regency hotel and a host of retailers and restaurants under the roof of the 1 million-square-foot complex. Not to be overlooked is the idea that the refreshed property will also engage the community in a way that it hasn’t in decades, taking cues from the town’s other recent redevelopment projects.

Olnick, Fisher unveil plan to transform concourse at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown

The owners of Morristown’s Headquarters Plaza have unveiled their plans to refresh the 1 million-square-foot property, with a focus on the cavernous interior concourse that connects its three office towers, the Hyatt Regency Morristown and a host of retailers and restaurants.

Meeting a need

There’s a group of towns in New Jersey that have the ultimate name recognition for those who live nearby or even those outside the state. As many of our readers can attest, Montclair is clearly one of those communities, with the vast selection of shops, restaurants and cultural spots that line its downtown and residents who are as engaged as any in the state. As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, Montclair is also increasingly popular with office tenants, but with a lack of Class A space, those requirements are largely going unmet. BDP Holdings aims to change that with a newly unveiled project known as The Iris, a proposed ground-up development that would include 124,000 square feet of office space, street-level retail and structured parking — all of it in the heart of the central business district.

Donnelly unveils 26,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Wayne leased to cold storage user

Donnelly Construction has completed a nearly 26,000-square-foot warehouse in Wayne with a tenant in hand, in the first of two new buildings at a development site near Route 23.

Downtown demand: Developer aims to bring highly coveted, high-end office space to Montclair business district

BDP Holdings has unveiled plans to bring new high-end office space to Montclair as part of a 130,000-square-foot ground-up project, seeking to capture the growing demand for space in downtowns that are easily accessed by the state’s skilled suburban labor pool.

Prism touts construction progress as steel rises for new HMH medical facility at ON3

A new 80,000-square-foot ambulatory care center is rising in Clifton as part of what will be another addition to Prism Capital Partners’ mixed-use ON3 campus.

Gensler marks 30 years in New Jersey with an expanded focus, but still at the forefront of workplace design

Gensler is marking 30 years in New Jersey, where it finds itself at the forefront of not only the fast-changing office market, but several of the state’s key growth sectors.

The next chapter: Inside 601W’s plan to reposition Jersey City’s iconic Harborside office complex

Manhattan-based 601W Cos. is advancing its plans to reposition Harborside buildings 1, 2 and 3 in Jersey City, a nearly 2 million-square-foot office complex along the Hudson River, after acquiring the property from Veris Residential Inc. for $420 million.

Valley Bank unveils new 120,000 sq. ft. headquarters in downtown Morristown

Valley Bank has taken the wraps off its new 120,000-square-foot headquarters in Morristown, the product of a high-profile redevelopment in the heart of the downtown.

SJP, Sweetgreen ink 2,700 sq. ft. lease for first retail tenant at M Station in Morristown

SJP Properties has secured its first retail tenant for its M Station project in downtown Morristown, inking a lease with fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen.