WESTFIELD — City leaders on Thursday announced a new residential and commercial development in downtown Westfield along with an expansion to the Union Square at Grand Junction project.
According to the city, Old Town Companies is adding a 300-plus spot parking garage in its Union Square mixed-use development and also plans to build a new townhome development, Midland South, along the Midland Trail and across from the city's Grand Junction Plaza, which is now under construction.
"Families and businesses want to be in Westfield," Mayor Andy Cook said. "We have worked with residents for years to create the vision for the heart of our city. Now it is coming to life. I am happy to have Old Town join us in this journey."
As part of the Union Square project, the city will enter into a public-private partnership to build the parking garage. The city's participation in the project is still pending approvals from the Economic Development Commission, Redevelopment Commission, and City Council. Pending approvals, construction is expected to begin this summer.
"Downtown Westfield is ready for investment and we are excited to be a part of it. Our update to Union Square includes the addition of a parking garage and an expansion of the development to include five acres on the east side of Union Street," Justin Moffett, a partner with Old Town, said. "Midland South was planned in response to feedback from community residents desiring for-sale housing within walking distance to Grand Junction Plaza. The natural beauty of the Midland Trail adjacent to our proposed townhome community is an added benefit."