Place at Plainsboro Begins Leasing
The Place at Plainsboro, an affordable housing community, is now open for leasing. The development was built in partnership with the town of Plainsboro to help fulfill the municipality’s affordable housing obligations. The development, on Dey Road about a half mile from Scudders Mill Road, is still under construction.
The community consists of 71 apartments including 14 one-bedroom, 34 two-bedroom, and 23 three-bedroom units. All units are subject to income qualifications.
“We are excited to bring high-quality housing to residents in the Plainsboro area,” said Christiana Foglio, founder and CEO of Community Investment Strategies, the group that built the development. “We expect high demand for these high-quality, contemporary apartments at affordable pricing. We are excited to introduce another innovative project by the CIS team.”
“We are pleased with the housing opportunity these apartments bring to Plainsboro. It is a well-planned development, excellent quality, and close to our town center. It furthers our commitment to affordable housing in our community,” said Plainsboro mayor Peter Cantu.
The development is the first phase of a planned 100-unit community that Plainsboro approved in 2017 as part of its effort settle a lawsuit brought by the Fair Share Housing Center, a nonprofit group that sued towns throughout the state to force them to approve affordable housing.
CIS received $3.2 million from the state’s Home Mortgage Finance Agency to help pay for the construction and an additional $100,000 from the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund.
For more information, visit www.theplaceatplainsboro.com.
Community Investment Strategies, 1970 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-298-2229. www.communityinvestmentstrategies.com.
Roebling Lofts Get the ‘Gold’
Roebling Lofts, the apartment building in Trenton, has earned recognition as an environmentally friendly building, having been certified “gold” by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
Developer HHG Development Associates and architects Clarke Caton Hintz designed and built the 138-unit project across Route 129 from the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton (U.S. 1, October 25, 2017).
LEED Gold certification “recognizes our commitment to sustainable design and environmentally sound management of this exciting multi-family loft project,” said John Hatch, a principal with HHG and the lead architect on the project. “It is the only LEED Gold certified apartment complex in Trenton and among a handful of Gold-certified multi-family communities in the state of New Jersey.”
Roebling Lofts achieved the certification by executing a comprehensive program of environmentally sound development practices:
Reusing a building from the historic Roebling Sons factory, built in 1917.
Installing water-saving fixtures and appliances.
Using energy-efficient insulation, windows, heat pumps, ceiling fans and appliances, and LED-lighting.
Providing a flow of continuous filtered fresh air to all lofts and use of no- or low-volatile organic compound (VOC) materials and finishes to create a healthy indoor environment.
Voluntary adoption of a number of LEED protocols for continuing management, including green cleaning and integrated pest-control to minimize the introduction of toxins into the completed building.
HHG Development Associates, LLC, 165 Mercer Street, Trenton 08611. 609-474-0776. David Henderson, principal. www.hhgdev.com.