The Township of Maplewood has released new renderings and elevations from JMF Properties, the proposed developer of the new Post Office site.
The project is tentatively being called “Post House,” according to the drawings.
JMF originally proposed a 4-story building, but after that met with opposition from residents and others involved with the project, it was scaled down to three stories. (There is a subfloor visible from the south and eastern elevations.) There is still a vocal contingent of residents who are asking the township to consider repurposing and reusing the existing building, rather than demolishing it.
JMF’s principal, Joe Forgione, told The Village Green last week that new renderings would be forthcoming and be available for the public before the Township Committee holds a public hearing and vote Tuesday, April 7 to enter into a tax agreement with and grant a 5-year PILOT tax abatement to Maplewood Redevelopers, LLC (aka JMF.)
Earlier this week, the township released a financial analysis of the PILOT.
The renderings and elevations are posted on the Township website and are attached as PDFs to this article.
Here is the full text of the email from the Township:
The Township of Maplewood has received new renderings and elevations from the proposed developer of the post office site. The new design is a total of three stories; one floor of retail stores and two floors of apartments. The total retail space is 9,145 square feet. There are 20 apartments. Parking for the apartments is in a ground floor parking garage with access from the rear of the building. The design of the building is still being refined to reflect recommendations from the Maplewood Village Alliance’s Post Office Design Review Sub-Committee.
Here are the renderings and elevations: