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Redevelopment Brings Luxury Rental Lifestyle to Former Saks Fifth Avenue Site 

The Metropolitan in Springfield, N.J.

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2023) – With framework for its mid-rise apartment building now underway, The Metropolitan in Springfield has reached a key construction milestone. According to developer Garden Communities, the mixed-use development in suburban Union County is progressing for a mid-2023 pre-leasing launch.   

Located at 92 Millburn Ave. on the former Saks Fifth Avenue store site, The Metropolitan will introduce 270 luxury rental residences. The apartment building will include 223 one- and two-bedroom rentals. Additionally, 47 two- and three-bedroom townhomes are under construction around the property perimeter. The Metropolitan will also incorporate approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting on upper Millburn Avenue. 

“The Metropolitan is establishing a new best-and-highest use for this legendary Millburn Avenue address and serving as a catalyst to restore vibrancy to its neighborhood,” said Garden Communities’ managing director Scott Loventhal. “The community’s impressive amenities, ultra-convenient location and diverse product mix will establish a one-of-a-kind lifestyle that will appeal to every demographic of renter.” 

Residents at The Metropolitan will enjoy a host of lifestyle features, including a daytime concierge, lobby coffee bar, multiple lounges and gathering spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center and more. Conveniences will abound, from garage parking with EV chargers, to package lockers and resident storage. Outside, park-like grounds will foster passive and active recreation with courtyards, seating areas and firepits; a heated pool with sundecks; and an outdoor kitchen, barbecue grills and dining areas.  

Located at the nexus of Millburn-Short Hills and Springfield, The Metropolitan is just minutes from The Mall at Short Hills, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltusrol Golf Club, parks and recreational facilities, and ample shopping and dining along Millburn Avenue. Proximity to NJ Transit’s Short Hills train station will offer an easy commute to Manhattan. Major thoroughfares such as routes 78, 22 and 24 all are nearby. 

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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