November 13, 2020
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for Phase One of M Station in Morristown took place on Friday, November 13. The irony of Friday the 13th, rain, a pandemic and a hotly contested election did not go unnoticed.
However, Peter Brosnick of SJP Properties who gave opening remarks noted that these factors “were a testament to all involved in the project”.
“The vision for M Station has finally become a reality”, said Brosnick to the masked crowd.
“I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the magnitude of this moment as we recognize the commencement of construction on a long awaited transformative development that holds the promise of economic growth at a time when it is so sorely needed”, he said.
Brosnick said the project is what communities require to help them become a “live, work, play and stay destination”.
The project will include over 350,000 sq. feet of office space, with Deloitte, as the anchor tenants, promenade and retail area spaces in two separate six-story and seven-story buildings.
“We officially marked the start of construction that will be the most significant commercial development in the last 30 years in Morristown”, said Steven Pozycki, founder & CEO of SJP Properties.
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty expressed his delight with the project.
“We are so thrilled to have you [Deloitte] anchor this part of our downtown”, said Dougherty. “We look forward to that day when you walk into that building and we will be right with you”.
“On behalf of Morristown, its citizens, our community, our government, thank you very much”, he said.
Not all residents of Morristown were excited about the project. Several residents voiced concerns at Council Meetings. However, the Morristown Town Council approved the project despite those objections.