David Lustberg, Principal in Charge
James Ribaudo, Project Manager
Total Project Size
200 units; 38,000 sf retail; 40,000 sf office
$135M (Project Value)
Site Analysis, Visioning & Concept Plan, Site Plan Submission, Site Plan Hearing, Final Design
Point of Contact
Dennis Giuliano, PE
Vice President of Development
Development Project of the Year - Urban Land Institute Northern NJ, 2022
Built Project Excellence - Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards, 2022
Merit Award Landscape Architectural Design: Site Design - NJASLA, 2022
Design Awards: Silver Medal - AIA Newark & Suburban Architects, 2021
APA NJ Great Places in New Jersey Designees, 2021
Two South Willow is a mixed-use redevelopment that anchors Montclair’s new Downtown Arts District. This development includes 250 residential units, 38,000 sf of retail, 40,000 sf of office space and three new parking garages. The project frames Seymour Street, a former street that has been closed to cars and transformed into the 15,000sf Wellmont Arts Plaza.
Arterial was commissioned as the Landscape Architect and Urban Designer responsible for the design of the Arts Plaza, perimeter streets and public spaces as well as the two rooftop amenity terraces. The Wellmont Arts Plaza was designed as a flexible space that can be enjoyed by visitors during the day, can support the needs of the Wellmont Theatre during showtime, and can be programmed for special events such as concerts or markets throughout the year. The design takes advantage of the sloping topography of the site by using design elements such as built-in planters with seating, terraced wood seating and feature stairs. The feature stairs in the rear of the plaza have been designed for multiple purposes. During the week they can be used for seating, dining or as an outdoor classroom, while during larger events it can be transformed into a stage to accommodate live music or performances. Public art has been included throughout the plaza and includes a community sculpture, large mural and pavement art.