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Garden Communities Development Introducing Luxury Rentals, Lifestyle Amenities 

The Metropolitan – fall 2023

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (Oct. 3, 2023)Garden Communities has launched pre-leasing for the townhome phase of The Metropolitan in Springfield, as construction continues at a steady pace. Located at 92 Millburn Ave. on the former Saks Fifth Avenue store site, the community will feature a combination of townhomes and apartments for a total of 270 luxury rental residences.  

Current construction highlights include progress on building facades, providing a closer look at the mixed-used development’s exterior design features. The Metropolitan features a sleek, modern look with buildings clad in mixed materials including cast stone, brick and fiber cement. “We’re thrilled to see The Metropolitan’s design concepts coming to life as pre-leasing gets underway and we move closer to delivering exciting new residential options to the neighborhood,” said Garden Communities’ managing director Scott Loventhal.  

Among its distinguishing attributes, The Metropolitan sits just one-half mile from NJ Transit’s Short Hills train station and offers fast access to routes 78, 22 and 24. Marcy Cowen, leasing manager, noted that early interest from potential residents has been bolstered by the resulting easy commute to Manhattan and all of northern and central New Jersey.

The Metropolitan includes 47 two- and three-bedroom townhomes ranging from 2,608 to 3,187 square feet – each with a two-car private garage – around the property perimeter. At the center, an apartment building will include 223 one- and two-bedroom residences. Additionally, The Metropolitan will incorporate approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting on Millburn Avenue.

“We tailored The Metropolitan to cater to the growing demand for amenity-rich, maintenance-free living,” Cowen noted. “It’s a lifestyle experience that will appeal to a wide range of renters.” 

The Metropolitan will include a daytime concierge, lobby coffee bar, community room, coworking spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center and more. Conveniences will abound, from EV chargers to package lockers and resident storage. Thoughtfully designed features include a parking garage (with reserved resident parking) tucked away from street view. Outside, park-like grounds will foster passive and active recreation with courtyards, seating areas and firepits; a heated pool with sundeck; and an outdoor kitchen, barbecue grills and dining areas.   

Monthly rents for the townhomes at The Metropolitan begin at $6,945, with the initial residences expected to be ready for occupancy before year-end. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view the townhomes, visit or call 973-791-4131. Leasing for the one- and two-bedroom apartments at The Metropolitan will commence by early 2024. 

Located at the nexus of Millburn-Short Hills and Springfield, The Metropolitan is just minutes from The Mall at Short Hills, Paper Mill Playhouse and Baltusrol Golf Club. Nearby parks and recreational facilities, and ample shopping and dining along Millburn Avenue enhance the lifestyle at this new residential community.  

As one of the region’s most active developers in its high-end niche, Short Hills, N.J.-based Garden Communities has a robust multifamily project pipeline that will introduce dozens of new communities in the tri-state area over the next several years. The company is recognized for its responsive, hands-on approach to property operations, and its focus on meeting the needs and desires of modern renters.    


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