Ralph Zucker, president of the Somerset Development, described his vision for a vibrant public space, alive with people, in the glass enclosed areas of the vacant Bell Labs building.
He spoke before a large audience of residents who attended a presentation on June 15 at the Community Center.
"This is going to be our town square," he said. He described the potential of creating a "Main Street" kind of feeling with limited number of retail stores, a hospitality center, cafes, medical uses, and education.
The building's "story" is medical uses, such as health, wellness, fitness and a surgi-center. "A place for living," Zucker said.
Zucker said the top floor of the building will feature, if the market allows, 1800-square foot, loft-style units, targeted to empty-nesters and couples without children.
A note to viewers: Zucker spoke in a dimly lit room because he was also presenting slides.
To see Zucker's presentation about his proposals for the exterior of the Bell Labs building and surrounding structures, see this story on Holmdel Patch.