Mixed-Use Residential Community
Vermella Union is a 42-acre mixed-use development project located in the Township of Union in Northern New Jersey. To date, Russo has delivered over 900 residential units and when completed, Vermella Union will include 1,360 apartments and townhomes with a comprehensive amenity package including a multi-acre park and 35,000 square feet of service/food retail headlined by Starbucks, Chipotle, &Pizza, Habit Burger, Cold Stone Creamery, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Panera Bread, CVS and an ATT Store. The architectural and painstaking attention to detail in design, functionality, and resident experience deliver an unmatched lifestyle compared to any large-scale project across the State.
This expansive site was formerly owned by Schering Plough and eventually Merck Pharmaceuticals, one of the most significant pharmaceutical facilities in the State, a huge driver for the local economy and workforce and an environmentally sensitive property with over 1 million square feet of research and laboratory buildings. Centrally located in Northern New Jersey and nestled around the Kean University Campus and the Union Train Station, one stop from Newark Penn, Russo Development was able to bring this project quickly into development by working closely with the Town to designate the property as an “Area in Need of Redevelopment,” adopt a sound Redevelopment Plan, negotiate a long-term PILOT or “Financial Agreement” with the host community and work through land use approvals from various state agencies.
What resulted is one of the largest residential mixed-use development projects off the waterfront. The first phase of retail and residential delivered in the Fall of 2019 to great success with its second phase opening in late 2021 and its third and final phase, Sol by Vermella, set to deliver in Spring 2023. Vermella Union also features The Arbor at Union, with 96 affordable units and 118 for-sale townhouses offered by Pulte Homes. The master plan is cohesive and thoughtful and will bring real value to Union Township, the Vermella community, and Kean University.
Please visit www.vermellaunion.com for more information or Russo Development at 201-487-5657 for more information on how the project was initiated, developed, designed, built, and is now flourishing.