New Jersey Is Growing A Metroburb – Here’s What It Means For You
There is a shift in the suburban landscape as millennials and other established professionals search for perfection — the best of urban life including walkable neighborhoods and easy access to routine destinations like grocery stores, clinics and restaurants — all in a suburban location that offers plenty of what’s best in suburbia like trees, hiking trails, and lots of open space. At Bell Works, Somerset Development’s Ralph Zucker is turning that dream into reality for thousands of local residents and businesses.
Set back in the trees of Holmdel, New Jersey on the site of the former Bell Labs complex, Bell Works is taking shape as a tiny city neighborhood housed in a 2 million square foot building.
“It’s the same size as the Empire State Building, just on its side,” says Zucker.
Somerset is preserving much of the architectural legacy of Eero Saarinen’s mid-century masterpiece with a European style piazza inside it’s glass walls. It’s five stories of office space are quickly filling up with established tech companies McCann Systems and iCIMS, as well as plenty of pioneering start ups like NVIDIA and WorkWave.
But it’s the ground floor that’s likely to change the way New Jerseyans live.