We were given the inside scoop on all of the design decisions and conversations that went into the design and implementation of the Robbinsville Town Center, the first “New Town” in the State of New Jersey since WWII, from the man responsible for it all, our awesome boss, Bob Melvin. In his previous position as Director of Planning for Washington Township, Mercer County, Bob was responsible for planning and facilitating implementation of Robbinsville (previously Washington) Town Center.
The Robbinsville Town Center is the first “New Town” in the State of New Jersey since WWII to be fully designed and positioned for development by a municipality in partnership with the development community. It is a mixed-use development comprised of residential areas and a main street with office buildings, apartments, stores and restaurants, all designed to be pedestrian friendly and walkable. The neighborhoods are a combination of traditional architectural styles, and a mix of single family homes (with in-law suites allowable by right) intermixed with duplexes, townhouses and apartments. Each section of the development feels both connected to the development as a whole, but also unique and independent.
The Town Center also places a large importance on open space and green amenities like street trees - the development has 20 acres of open spaces comprised of two lakes, pocket parks and larger green spaces with playgrounds, gazebos, and sports fields.
We all had a great day getting out of the office to see a project so near and dear to Group Melvin Design, and we hope everyone else out there has a great Labor Day Weekend!