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Meridia on Westfield Breaks Ground, Mayors Says - Biggest Event in Roselle Park in Over 50 Years

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Meridia on Westfield Breaks Ground, Mayors Says - Biggest Event in Roselle Park in Over 50 Years Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  Officials from the Capodagli Property Company received a huge welcome on Thursday evening as the community showed up to applaud and celebrate the groundbreaking of the new development the “Meridia on Westfield” a project that represents a major step in Roselle Park’s downtown revitalization.

Mayor Carl Hokanson, along with Council Members, Roselle Park Business Chamber Members, Fire Dept. Officials, Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, Mayor Lombardo from Garwood, from other nearby towns, organizations, and residents were all in attendance to show their support as the shovels went into the ground. 

The site of the Meridia on Westfield apartment complex is located at 610 W. Westfield Ave. in downtown Roselle Park and is slated for completion and leasing in 2019. The 2-building, 212-unit complex will bring a premier living destination to the heart of a busy transit center and lively downtown cultural and shopping district. The apartments will be in close proximity to the Garden State Parkway and the Roselle Park train station. Its location is ideal for young people or empty nesters looking to be within walking distance to the many businesses in town. 

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The complex hosting one and two bedroom apartments, a garage, plaza parking for cars and bicycles, street-level retail space, a full-service restaurant, and bar, will represent a significant step in Roselle Park’s ambitious re-development process.

“Each Meridia property is designed with the community’s needs in mind,” said George Capodagli, managing member of Capodagli Property Company. “In Roselle Park, we want our buildings to reflect the excitement and beauty of the new downtown revitalization. This development will be an anchor for the downtown.”

Capodagli also noted that he chose Roselle Park because after a ride through the town with the Mayor, he found that he loved the hometown feel. 

“Ladies and Gentlemen, today, this groundbreaking is the biggest event in Roselle Park in the last 50 years,” Hokanson said. 

The Mayor went on to explain the tax income that this project will bring to the town and the schools. Hokanson also announced that Capodagli has purchased the old Sullivan property, which will be made into business spaces. The Mayor's comments can be found in the complete video of the event below.

Other amenities the Meridia on Westfield will include, a fitness center, pet care and parking. Apartment features will include hardwood flooring, wood-stained cabinets with solid surface counters, Energy Star appliances, key fob entries and controlled visitor access.

CPC/Meridia has completed similar developments in Rahway, Bound Brook, West New York, Hackensack, Linden, and Wallington and has just initiated a new project in Dover. 

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