Wright Place is part of the overall Westmont Station Redevelopment Plan. Years in the making, the Plan is essentially the “re-purposing” of the old Curtis Wright Aircraft Facility located in Wood-Ridge, NJ. The first phases of the redevelopment plan include development of what used to be the parking areas for workers in the plant. The focal point of the redevelopment area is “Rosie Square” paying homage to the icon representing women working in factories to support the World War II effort. The other side of the site is home to a newly constructed New Jersey Transit Rail Station, appropriately named “Wesmont Station”. The construction of this station was funded by the developer/owner of the site, with construction oversight provided by Somerset Development, one of the developers of Wright Place. The station is set to open in the first or second quarter of 2016. The station is on the Bergen County Line and is two stops to Secaucus Junction and then one stop to New York Penn Station, total time about 20 minutes to mid-town Manhattan.
In between the new station and Rosie Square, there are four (4) residential developments, one a rental community by Avalon Bay, one an “affordable” housing development by Ingerman, and two market rate developments, one by Pulte Group and the other by Somerset Development and High Point Development, called Wright Place. Wright Place sits at the highest point of the site, and its first phase consists of 70 elegant townhomes, specifically designed for the community by renowned north Jersey architect, Robert Zampolin. The homes are 2,250 square feet, with 4 models to choose from, each three stories and each living a little differently. Wright Place boasts twenty four foot wide townhomes, with front and rear access, and upscale included features. Numerous windows, dramatic staircases, flexible rooms, solid hardwood second floors and many other features are included, features that other builders charge as extras. The site enjoys a 5-year phased tax abatement and ownership of the townhome and lot ion which it sits, as opposed to condominium form of ownership.