“On behalf of Streetworks Development and the entire Hudson’s Bay Company, I’d like to express gratitude to the Westfield community for the opportunity to partner. We are excited for the possibilities and the future of downtown.”
SVP, Design & Architecture, HBC | Streetworks Development
BUILDING WESTFIELD IS GOOD BUSINESS
One Westfield Place will help the town to thrive economically by creating job opportunities and economic output. Investing in the development of Westfield is a win for everyone.
Planning, Design & Construction
Revenue to the town of Westfield over 30 years
2,900 DIRECT JOBS
To be created during the construction
To be supported in the Town of Westfield
A History of Continuous Progress
Since its founding, the residents of Westfield have played strong roles in shaping the character of their hometown. The community has always looked ahead to envision what the bright future of Westfield holds, attesting to the community’s continued resilience and innovative mindset.
The Presbyterian Church of Westfield, originally named the Presbyterian Church in the West Fields of Elizabethtown, was established in 1728. The historic cemetery on the church grounds is home to veterans who fought in the Revolutionary War.
On January 27, 1794, Westfield officially became independent from Elizabethtown. At the time, the Town of Westfield had only one store, one school, one tavern, a Presbyterian Church, and around 14 homes.
In 1838, the first train passed through Westfield. It wasn’t until the early twentieth century that the Central Railroad of New Jersey began offering a direct line from Westfield to Jersey City. The first train stopped at the Westfield train station around 1899, spurring growth in the town’s population and economy.
The Rialto theater, one of the town’s most iconic landmarks, opened its doors in 1922 as a movie palace. The beloved landmark still stands today, reminding residents of the town’s rich history.
The National Main Street Center has been honoring exceptional Main Street communities with the “Great American Main Street Award” since 1995. In 2004, this prestigious award was bestowed on the Town of Westfield.
The Future of Westfield
CREATING A PLACE FOR CHANGE
The iconic Lord & Taylor store was a destination and signature retail anchor to Westfield before closing its doors in 2020.
NORTH MEETS SOUTH
One Westfield Place will enhance connectivity between the north and south sides of town with new pedestrian-friendly walkways, an improved train station underpass, and expansive green spaces.
We are creating a place where residents and visitors can cultivate meaningful connections and write new histories together. By reinvigorating the downtown area, we are creating a place to visit, gather, and promote community connection.