Located adjacent to regional transit corridors, The Glassworks will create a vibrant, accessible “Main Street” on what was once an abandoned industrial site. Approved plans for the 55-acre plot include 540 new residential units – 110 of which will be designated as affordable – along with a 110 room hotel and 75,000 square feet of retail space, including a boutique movie theater. Additionally, the development accounts for ample open space, including Glassworks Park, a 2-acre public park displaying the brick stacks from the original factory onsite. The project further represents Somerset’s mission to repurpose environmentally problematic sites, transforming them into thoughtful and sustainable regional destinations.
In partnership with NJTRANSIT, Somerset led a comprehensive environmental remediation effort in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey to develop a new train station and public plaza, serving as the centerpiece of a 70-acre Traditional Neighborhood Design development, currently under construction. The site, formerly home to the Curtiss-Wright manufacturing plant, will be redeveloped to include a mix of housing, retail and community facilities that join together to create a vibrant center for the Borough.
With significant experience mitigating environmental hazards at brownfield sites – namely, at GlassWorks in Aberdeen and Baker Center in Elizabeth, Somerset worked closely with the Department of Environmental Protection throughout the preliminary planning stages to achieve the necessary permits and approvals. Though faced with a host of environmental challenges at the former industrial site, the Somerset team engaged a variety of specialized consultants, addressing conditions in the site's soil, groundwater, vapor, and more.
Every building within the former industrial site is situated within walking distance of the new, in-progress train station. Also flanked by new, high quality apartments and townhomes developed by AvalonBay Communities and Pulte homes, Wesmont Station is one of the region’s foremost pedestrian-oriented communities.
WRIGHT PLACE AT WESMONT STATION
Wright Place at Wesmont Station is a transit oriented and pedestrian friendly community. The homes currently under construction provide three floors of high end luxury living. For more information please visit our website wpwesmont.com
Bell Works located in Holmdel NJ is a 2-million-square-foot building designed by architect Eero Saarinen, which is surrounded by 472 acres of parking lots and green space. Once home to a world-class laboratory that produced the transistor, the touch-tone phone and eight Nobel Prizes.
Somerset Development is transforming the isolated property into an indoor “downtown,” with stores and restaurants lining the ground floor of the giant atrium that cuts through the space. With offices and a hotel will fill the upper floors, and new housing will be built nearby. The public library will have a branch in the building as well.
For more information on our Bell Works project please visit our website bell.works
Through our commitment to community, Somerset has had the opportunity to work on a variety of residential and mixed-use projects. To learn more about some of our other projects, please download a selection of case studies here.