A place to gather and socialize for the local community

The restoration of the community’s Sprout Book creek will be a focus point of the GSP vision for the future, as will the inclusion of a seasonal hockey rink, welcoming public plazas, and new neighborhood community gardens.

The multi-faceted GSP neighborhood will also become a local hub for events and entertainment, including everything from outdoor concerts to festivals where everyone in the local community can come together to meet up with family and friends.

“This is about community building. Garden State Plaza’s new public park will be a centerpiece and lead to an open-air plaza and adjoining fields, and the destination’s new residential neighborhood will feature tree-lined streets and outdoor promenade. Even though we’re at the very start of this project, we’re incredibly excited to build something based on community feedback that can become the commercial and cultural heart of Bergen County.”

-- Stephen Fluhr, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s VP of Development

Sustainable Development is a Key Priority

Particular attention will be paid to easing traffic flow in the new GSP neighborhood, aided by a new parking deck replacing ground-level parking near the busy intersection of Routes 4 and 17, as well as a new public transportation hub better connected into the residential, commercial and retail districts.

“We understand and appreciate that residents of Paramus and neighboring towns are concerned about congestion, so traffic and accessibility are key in planning as is the inclusion of public open space. We are part of the community and we want to be good neighbors and enhance the quality of life for all residents. There will be something for everyone to enjoy here, from famers markets, concerts and festivals to ice skating.”

-- Stephen Fluhr, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s VP of Development