Proposed One Westfield Place kicks off info series (slideshow) (updated)

Jessica Perry//December 6, 2022//

Proposed One Westfield Place kicks off info series (slideshow) (updated)

Jessica Perry//December 6, 2022//

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In its continued effort to work with local officials on its proposed, 730,000-square-foot mixed use One Westfield Place redevelopment in downtown, HBC | Streetworks recently kicked off a series of information sessions at its Preview Center.

Streetworks Development is the real estate development segment of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co., home to brands including Saks Fifth Ave., Hudson’s Bay and heritage brand Lord & Taylor, which, from its location on North Avenue, was a part of Westfield for years.

Following the closure of the free-standing department store, HBC | Streetworks remained in the town, proposing a sweeping redevelopment centered on transforming the area near the train station. In addition to adding residential, commercial and retail options, the project would solve a major issue for the active downtown by updating and adding parking.

One Westfield Place information sessions will cover:
  • Traffic Mitigation: Nov. 28, Dec. 1 and 2
  • The Future of Office Space: Dec. 8 and 13
  • Planning and Design: Dec. 15
  • Wellness & Sustainability: Dec. 19
To register for an information session, visit calendly.com/onewestfieldplace.

As part of its efforts, HBC | Streetworks opened the Preview Center in the fall located at 76 Elm St., where residents can learn more about the project, ask questions, interact and get a birds-eye view of the proposal through a full scale model of Westfield. As of Dec. 2, about 600 people have stopped by.

Now, the company is launching the information sessions to continue its engagement and fact-finding.

The first installment – on Traffic Mitigation – was held Nov. 28, covering planned measures and pedestrian safety.

Due to limited capacity for each session, HBC | Streetworks recommends reserving your seat in advance. If a listed session maxes out, the company said additional dates will be made available.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said the One Westfield Place proposal comprised 73,000 square feet when it should have said 730,000 square feet; it was updated at 2:01 p.m. EDT on Dec. 12, 2022.