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Qualified Developers Sought for Train Station Project

Request for Qualifications issued Feb. 24; proposals due within one month.

Do you have a vision for how redevelopment at the Morristown Train Station should be? Then, you have until March 24 to get your company's name submitted to the Town of Morristown.

The town, in partnership with the Morristown Parking Authority, has released a "Request for Qualifications for Developer and Development Team Selection" for the 2.38-acre property, which includes the Morristown Train Station. 

This follows recent approvals for redevelopment and , with the train station area serving as a connection to those projects.

"The redevelopment of the Morristown Station Area is an integral component of the Town's broader effort to create healthy, liveable neighborhoods and districts that are connected by safe, user-friendly multi-modal streets and transportation networks for Morristown residents, businesses, and visitors," according to the Introduction of the presentation. "Various redevelopment plans are underway that will build and preserve exciting mixed-use neighborhoods. It is the Town’s goal to link these communities to one another and to the key landmarks in the Town, such as the Morristown Green, retail corridors along South Street and Speedwell Avenue, as well as the Morristown Station Area."

The purpose of the RFQ, according to the presentation, is to find qualified development team that would "prepare a full development proposal, in collaboration with the Town’s Planning Division, for a publicly owned Commuter Lot and if appropriate additional private parcels."

Identified by the state Department of Transportation since 2000 as a "transit village," this project wouldn't just be a refresh of the current train station but, rather, an incorporation of, according to the release: civic engagement; pedestrian-friendly streets; reduce negative impact of car circulation; architecture that is characteristic of Morristown; Green infrastructure; quality, usable open space; environmental and energy design; equitable development; and promotes district economic development.

RFQ's are due to the town by March 24. To see a copy of the RFQ presentation, click the PDF included with this post.

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