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Morris County Development Activity Report

Various crews install plywood sheathing in late January 2023 for the roof and the exterior walls of the Avalon Bay project in Montville, where 349 units are proposed.

MORRIS COUNTY — The annual Morris County Development Activity Report, detailing housing and commercial development in the county during 2022, has been completed and released by the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation.

The number of development applications remained steady in 2022 (300) compared to 2021 (301). The county saw a large increase in proposed new square footage for non-residential development in 2022. It was the first time since 2000 that the county received new applications amounting to more than 4 million square feet of floor area (4,811,659 square feet).

New applications for multi-family housing continued to be strong, with the third-highest total for new units in the last ten years (1,902 units). The predominance of applications targeted rental units, mostly luxury apartments with some affordable units.

Some highlights of the document include the following:
Of the 1,902 new proposed townhouse and apartment units, the two largest applications are Brookside (on Main Road) in Montville Township with 266 units and the proposed residential development (at East Blackwell Steet and South Salem Street) in the Town of Dover with 252 units.

Construction of the parking garage and related site work for the Avalon Bay Montville, July 2022.

The county has seen a major increase in new proposed warehousing square footage. The three largest new projects were all warehouse projects, Roxbury Commerce Center (multi-structure) 2,514,060 square feet, Parkview Business Center (multi-structure) 653,593 square feet, and IV 1 Logistics (single structure) 374,500 square feet.

Click here to view the 2022 Development Activity Report.

Two Campus Drive was demolished to make room for multi-unit housing.
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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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