Developer: 500 upscale apartments proposed for Parsippany

Earlier Artists Rendering of the Property at 1515 Route 10

PARSIPPANY — One of the legacies of the Barberio administration and the former Township Council was declaring that 1515 Route 10 was an area in need of redevelopment.

Currently the site of two vacant office buildings, Stanbery Development of Ohio had originally proposed a mixed use of of approximately 100,000 square feet of retail along with approximately 250 apartments on the 11 acre site.

An early artists rendering of the project originally shows retail and restaurants with such names as ‘Inglesino Wood Fire Grill’ (John Inglesino is the former township attorney who drafted the redevelopment ordinance) and ‘Garofalo Chop House’ (Robert Garofalo is an attorney representing Stanbery).

According to Stanbery’s website, (click here) the project size has increased to 500 upscale apartments to go along with the 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.

Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., said “The plan we were presented last year called for 246 apartments. I have no idea where Stanbery is coming up with 500. This is the first time I am hearing this and in no way would be in favor of that many apartments.”

Final approval will still be needed by the Township Council. At this time there is no date set.

Parsippany Focus reached out to Council Members for comment as to whether or not they are in favor of the project. We will update this story as we receive comments.