ULI awards showcases the best in land use, redevelopment while highlighting ongoing challenges in New Jersey (SLIDESHOW)

Th Urban Land Institute’s Northern New Jersey chapter hosted its largest event of the year, honoring projects, professionals and companies in nearly 20 categories as recipients called for continued cooperation between developers and policymakers.

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.

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.

ULI Northern New Jersey unveils honorees for April awards gala

The Urban Land Institute’s Northern New Jersey chapter has announced the winners of its 2024 Excellence Awards, highlighting a host of projects and professionals involved in land use and development in the state.

Law firm buys 6,000 sq. ft. office building in downtown Montclair, NAI Hanson says

A law practice has acquired a newly renovated, 6,000-square-foot office building in downtown Montclair, in a newly announced deal by NAI James E. Hanson.

Developers reveal new office, retail space at former Montclair warehouse property

A joint venture has unveiled 20,000 square feet of new high-end office and retail space in Montclair after completing its adaptive reuse of a former self-storage warehouse.

Accurate’s pipeline is surging, with an aggressive (but long-term) approach to development

Accurate has been prolific in building and lining up new multifamily development projects across New Jersey, having completed some 1,000 residential units since 2021 alone. It now has construction underway, approvals in place or sites under control to build another roughly 6,400 apartments and townhomes, including some 4,000 in Newark, with more to come.

Violet PR promotes Forrest to vice president

Violet PR has promoted Christina Forrest to vice president, touting her role in growing the Montclair-based firm since joining its team nearly a decade ago.

Fabiano Designs

As a full-service architecture and interior design firm built on a foundation of design innovation, Fabiano Designs creates unique environments that elevate the human experience. Our process is rooted in a deep understanding of our client’s business and their goals. We passionately match those goals with proper design strategies, helping our clients achieve business success while respecting their resources.

Developers break ground on 40-unit rental project next to upscale Montclair hotel

The developers of the upscale MC Hotel in Montclair have broken ground on a new 40-unit apartment building that will rise adjacent to the downtown property.