BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- TAPinto Somerset Hills concludes its three-day summary of the proposals submitted by each of the three development groups bidding to handle Bernardsville's downtown revitalization.

The borough received three responses to its Request for Proposals beginning of July. Those responses came from Advance Realty, AST and the tandem of Melillo Equities and Claremont Development. The responses were reviewed by consulting development firm Topology and the Downtown Revitalization Committee.  

Today's article will focus on the proposal from the tandem of Melillo Equities and Claremont Development:

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Developer Overview
•Somerset County based developers established in 2012 and 2019
•Experience in residential development
•Completed projects in Bernardsville, Westfield and South Orange
•Project architect, Minno & Wasko, has completed projects in communities like Princeton and Rahway.

Proposal Overview
•Proposal includes 96 new residential units, 109 new underground parking spaces and no net new retail/restaurants
•Includes on site affordable units
•Proposal includes detailed financial plan
•Proposes open space on north west side of Quimby Lane
•Proposal includes secondary plan proposing a public parking deck
•Leverages properties already under developer control

For TAPinto Somerset Hills' review of Advance Realty's proposal, click here.

For the review of AST Development's proposal, click here.