Business & Finance

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

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

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. 

Sign Up for E-News

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. 

TAPintoRoselle and is Roselle & Roselle Park’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @RoselleRPTAP.

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roselle/Roselle Park

Roselle Park to Host Annual Senior Citizens Indoor Summer Picnic  

July 19, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Borough Council invites senior citizens to the annual Senior Citizens Indoor Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park NJ 07204

The annual event hosted by the Borough of Roselle Park features a 50/50 raffle, refreshments, and Extreme Bingo. Extreme bingo ...

Roselle to Hold Community Unity Peace Tour Festival

ROSELLE, NJ - The Bud Simmons Pine Street Park will be the site of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival, an event to say No to Drugs and Violence this coming weekend.

The event is open to all residents this Saturday, July 21, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by local D.J’s, along with other entertainment, free hot dogs and soda, motivational speakers, display tables, ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with the Killing of One Woman and Attempted Killing of Another Woman

July 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 46, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder of two Elizabeth women in 2013, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

 At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Police responded to the 100 block of Madison Avenue in Elizabeth on a report of an assault, said Union County ...

Cranford Jaycees Annual Golf Outing Raises Money For Community

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and Softball League Inc. and the Union County Educational Services Commission ...

"Tired of cronyism? Yeah, us too!"

July 19, 2018

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget suggests ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Dog Found in East 5th Ave. Section of Roselle

July 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog has been found in the area of the 400 block of East 5th Ave. in Roselle. The dog looks to possibly be a Chinese Crested is also called a Powder Puff. It also has an Elizabethan Collar on it. 

The dog was picked up by police and is currently at the Roselle Police Department. is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)


Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)


If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...