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The District in Berkeley Heights, NJ will include a mix of apartments, entertainment and retail

Connell Company Has Expansion Plans for Berkeley Heights Live-Work-Play District

After receiving approval for the final site plan from the Berkeley Heights, NJ Planning Board in September, The Connell Company plans to expand its 185-acre live-work-play campus The Park with the addition of “The District.” It will include five new buildings bringng 328 residential units and 190,000 square feet of entertainment, dining and retail offerings to a central pedestrian corridor known as Main Street. 

”The Connell Company is proud to introduce our plans for The District, a mixed-use pedestrian corridor that will complement The Park’s five existing state-of-the-art office buildings, Embassy Suites hotel, Grain & Cane restaurant, Starbucks and Life Time Fitness center,” said Shane Connell, EVP at The Connell Company. “We look forward to opening the first of these spaces in fall of 2025.” 

Two of The District’s five buildings will be residential. A third will be dedicated to entertainment, and two retail buildings will round out the project.  


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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