Video: Morristown council gives first okay to M Station; next stop: planning board, Oct. 9

Artist's rendering of proposed M Station plaza. Image courtesy of SJP Properties.
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This is shaping up as an important week for M Station, the massive office/retail/roundabout redevelopment pitched for the Midtown Shopping Center strip mall at Morris and Spring streets.

Retailers in the current Midtown Shopping Center who would be displaced by M Station. From presentation to council, Aug. 13, 2019. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, the Morristown Planning Board will determine if the project conforms with the town zoning master plan. Game time: 7 pm, town hall.

If the project passes muster, it returns to the Morristown Council the next night, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 pm for a second vote.

Preliminary council approval came on Sept. 25. If you missed that marathon meeting, here is the video:

VIDEO 1: Overview by town planner Phil Abramson.

VIDEO 2: Traffic Engineer Bryan Prosko discusses the proposed roundabout and traffic projections.

VIDEO 3: Council members pose questions. Redevelopment Counsel John Inglesino explains the approval process.

VIDEO 4: More council questions.

VIDEO 5: Public comments. Gary Thomas. Katrina Ferguson (green design?). Bierce Riley (British roundabouts get snarled).

VIDEO 6: More public comments. Lindsey Halloran (“This is not Hoboken!”). Stephen Zaklukiewicz (“Is the town planner an agent of the developer?”). Councilman Bob Iannaccone and town counsel John Inglesino defend the planner.

VIDEO 7: More public comments. Marge Brady (neighborhoods should be priority). Andrea Lekberg (M Station will boost small businesses). Rebecca Feldman (walkability should be priority). Douglas Greenberger (project will unite all sides of town). Jon Lin (developer has not approached him about relocating Macho Nacho). Oliver Starnes.

VIDEO 8: Council votes 6-0 to introduce amendments to 2008 redevelopment plan. Councilwoman Hiliari Davis is absent.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Claire Peters, are you drinking? Seriously. You sound a little…off. “Other cities aren’t making it?” 🙂 What does that even mean? And what expensive highrises sit empty?

    As far as your insult, there should be a way to flag posts like yours.

  2. You people are stupid. You cannot fill the expensive high rises that you have so what’s the answer. Build more??? Like I said STUPID. Look at other cities. They are not making it either. But greased palms and making money is more important than the people that actually live there.

  3. well now. Timmy’s legacy in Morristown of overdevelopment will long be remembered and hated just like Headquarters Plaza,,,in time the truth behind all the wheeling and dealing will be revealed..too bad we don’t have a better well educated mayor who understands more than money…

  4. @ Matt and Jeff – I saw them removing all of the desk furniture and filing cabinets the other week from the upper floors. Hopefully happening soon but don’t think they’ll open the roof now with the winter coming.

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