Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp discusses the many city benefits of the forthcoming Quinn at Sleepy Hollow and Muhlenberg Medical Arts Complex.
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PLAINFIELD – The city is set to break ground on its latest redevelopment project which will feature 58 affordable townhouses.
At the former 120-unit Elmwood Garden Public Housing complex at 532 W. Second St., the new Elmwood Square is in keeping with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp’s vision to provide residents with diverse quality housing choices, said Valerie Jackson, the city’s economic development director.
“As such, we try to offer a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units,” Jackson said. “Elmwood Square will expand the quality of affordable housing stock in the City of Plainfield, which is in high demand within the city. The Station at Grant, another affordable housing development, is nearly complete with hundreds on the waiting list for 90 residential units. The mayor believes that everyone deserves a quality place to call home, and both these projects have fixtures and finishes that rival market-rate developments.”
EARLIER: Plainfield continues to break ground with redevelopment
Rendering of Elmwood Gardens (Photo: ~Courtesy of Housing Authority of Plainfield)
Elmwood Gardens is being constructed by the Premier Community Development Co., a subsidiary of the Housing Authority of Plainfield, in collaboration with the Alpert Group, a Fort Lee-based development and real estate management company.
Whereas Elmwood Gardens was exempt from property taxes, the new $19.3 milliondevelopment will pay a total of $1.5 million over a 30-year period, Jackson said.
The property was declared a redevelopment site in 2011. Two years later, residents were relocated throughout the city before the complex was demolished in 2014.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday with Mapp, Jackson, and other dignitaries.
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