Roselle announces website, development projects

ROSELLE, NJ — As part of an economic development initiative, the Borough of Roselle recently announced the launch of Revitalize Roselle, an interactive website devoted to keeping residents informed about the latest improvement projects.

Roselle mayor Christine Dansereau said that the borough is experiencing an exciting revitalization. “Now is an exciting time to be a business owner and resident of Roselle,” said Dansereau in a press release. “There is a new energy here that is reflected in the projects planned for the borough of Roselle, such as the First Avenue Redevelopment Plan, the Chestnut Street Commercial Corridor, and redevelopment of the Roselle Golf Course. In addition, residential development is a major part of our master plan for 2016.”

David Brown, borough administrator and director of the department of economic development, said that the department will serve as the engine for economic growth and community revitalization. “The borough’s goal is to build a sustainable community that will create jobs and build new homes,” said David Brown, borough administrator and director of economic development in a press release. “This new website is a great way to keep the community up-to-date on the progress of these and other projects as we work together to make Roselle an even better place to call home.”

The website will inform residents about the borough’s master plan, resolutions, and press releases, and will include a calendar for public meetings. Borough businesses will also be featured on this site. The website will post details about upcoming projects, new business openings, as well as providing an interactive forum for residents to respond with their concerns and opinions. Dansereau said that the borough seeks projects that will help cultivate the area’s development. “The Borough Council and I will continue to seek projects that will provide sustainable growth for Roselle,” said Dansereau. “With all of us working together, we can make that happen.”

New projects and initiatives include the Mind and Body Complex, a 4-acre, 100,000- square- foot multi-use facility that will include a community center, gymnasium, computer labs, and a recording studio. Rose Homes, a private development company, plans on building a second swath of homes in the borough and awaits approval from the HMFA. In addition, Huddle House and Wawa are preparing to go before the planning committee for final approval.