Construction progresses, preleasing begins at Metropolitan in Springfield

Garden Communities Development introducing luxury rentals, lifestyle amenities


Garden Communities recently announced it launched preleasing 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 façades, 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 preleasing gets underway and we move closer to delivering exciting new residential options to the neighborhood,” Garden Communities Managing Director Scott Loventhal said.

Among its distinguishing attributes, the Metropolitan sits just one-half mile from New Jersey Transit’s Short Hills train station and offers fast access to Interstate 78 and routes 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 electric vehicle 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.