In his annual State of the Town address on January 3rd, Mayor Andrew Skibitsky declared that Westfield is thriving. There are some exciting new residential developments on the horizon. The vibrant downtown area offers many opportunities for young entrepreneurs. This new year is shaping up to be even more spectacular than last year.
Westfield is Thriving
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One of the examples given by the mayor to show that Westfield is thriving was its AAA Rating by Standard & Poor’s last August. This is only given to those businesses or organizations that consistently show that they provide strong management and financial performance. Westfield was also recognized by NJ Family as their pick for the Best Mid-Size Town for Families in 2015. Low crime rates, fantastic schools and the abundance of neighborhoods with young families were some of the reasons that made Westfield stand out.
The bustling downtown area with its combination of local boutique and larger chain stores, variety of restaurants and multitude of events also makes it a great pick for families. Another reason Westfield is thriving is because of three new residential projects in the works. A 70-unit residential complex is scheduled for the South Ave and Central Ave area. The old Jolley Trolley site is set to be converted into a 20-unit residential building with retail space.
And, finally, the Planning Board is scheduled to hear more about the plans for a 31-unit residential building that is proposed to go up at West Broad St and Rahway Ave. Mayor Skibitsky was proud to note that these are all great “examples of the town welcoming private investments”.