HBC, through its real estate development arm Streetworks Development, plans to reimagine the former Lord & Taylor building and develop the remainder of its property, along with several town-owned parcels in Westfield, NJ, through a phased, mixed-use development. The proposed 731,000-squiare-foot development, One Westfield Place, would include more than 300,000 square feet of office, 27,000 square feet of retail, and a mixed-income multifamily component.
“One Westfield Place will be welcoming, distinct, and authentic, with increased walkability, pedestrian access to open spaces, tree-lined sidewalks, picturesque main streets, and buildings expertly designed to complement the unique charm and character of the town,” said HBC CEO Richard Baker. “The revitalization of downtown Westfield will serve as a model of suburban downtowns for years to come.”
The plans for One Westfield Place are subject to approval by the Westfield Town Council, a process that will take place in the coming months, HBC said.
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 GlobeSt.com 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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