New residential construction is underway in West Chester, PA, near the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center.
Pinckney Hill Commons, previously known as the Melton Center Apartments, will have 10 townhomes plus a four-story, 41-unit apartment building. The townhouses, which include an attached garage, will be three or four bedrooms.
The nearly $16 million project of mixed-income rentals on a 1.39-acre lot will cater to families with members who have mobility, hearing, and visual impairments. Planned amenities in the apartment building include a community room, library, laundry, management offices, and on-site supportive services.
The existing Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center will remain on Lot 1 and residents will have access to its programming. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.
After breaking ground earlier this year, the Piazza Terminal at the Old Schmidt Brewery Site is taking shape in Philadelphia. The $370 million project will create nearly 1,200 apartments and 45,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, as well as a pedestrian plaza and 500-space parking garage that will dedicate five percent of the spots to green cars and include space for bikes.
The Trail at Princeton Pike residential housing plan was approved earlier this month to begin construction at the site at the end of Lenox Drive in the Princeton Pike Corporate Center.
The project will build 189 residential units comprised of 145 market-rate townhomes or condominiums and 42 affordable housing rental apartments. It also includes a one-bedroom apartment to be used as a sales office and a one-bedroom apartment for maintenance staff.
The townhouses would be three-bedroom units with two bathrooms and range in size from 1,500- to 2,500-square feet. One- and two-car garages are planned. There will be one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment units with outside parking spaces for renters.
Original plans were altered to address concerns that the housing site was too close to the 18th-century historic farmhouse, the Brearley House, which Lawrence Township owns.
The two existing lots at 100 South Washington Avenue will be subdivided into two new lots that will give rise to a mixed-use development across South Washington Avenue from the Dunellen train station. The plan calls for six four-story buildings with 194 one and two-bedroom market rate apartments and 58 low- to moderate-income units for a total of 252 rental residences. There will also be 130 townhouses spread among four 12-unit stacked townhouse buildings, one 10-unit stacked townhouse building and nine eight-unit townhouse buildings.
Developers are promising many amenities including a fitness center, meeting rooms, clubhouse and outdoor pool and entertainment area.
In addition, there will be 9,240 square-feet of retail space fronting South Washington Avenue and with a planned transit theme and design that complements the neighborhood.
The $350 million project on the 80-acre site will create new office space to support the growing life sciences community. It also has a mixed-use development, which will include at least 300 apartments totaling more than 450,000 square feet. To meet the needs of those new residents as well as office workers, there will be 200,000 square feet of retail stores, as well as restaurants, a fitness center and day care constructed.
A five-story, 200-room, 180,000 square foot luxury hotel and meeting facilities will be built near the entrance of the complex to meet the needs of those visiting the campus off of Route 202.
Developer Dell Dunne and Associates says the development will be the first of its kind in Delaware. No completion date has been set.
The pandemic and its economic impact have created another challenge for Catholic schools struggling to stay open. Just this year, at least 19 New Jersey Catholic schools closed, and at least another five were folded into nearby schools. Buildings left empty by closings are not new for the Catholic schools, which have been battling falling enrollment and funding issues for years.
The 99-year-old building at the corner of East 22nd Street and Church Lane will retain the original Roman revival-style façade as the interior is turned into 30 loft apartments, from studios to two-bedroom units. Plans for the building also include a gym, rooftop terrace, and garage.
The target date for the $15-20 million project is third quarter 2021, but that is contingent upon approvals. As of earlier this week, the site plan application had yet to be filed with the town planning board. Developers still plan to complete construction and start leasing apartments in late 2023.
Site work continues in Bala Cynwyd, PA, where the historic Lees Shoddy Mill makes way for a modern senior living facility on the 4.8-acre site. A six-story, 84-unit, 96-bed apartment building will take the place of the former mill built in the 1800s.
The apartment building will include various amenities such as libraries, a fitness center, a computer space, rehabilitative and memory services and a small park for community use. There will also be 68 parking spaces.
Continued delays leave the target date for vertical construction unknown.
Elsewhere in Montgomery County, construction has yet to begin on a five-story building of luxury apartments in Lansdale. The $35-40 million project on a four-acre site will include 205 units and various amenities. A creek will run around the building and parking lot. Completion is expected by April 2022.
Asbury Park is adding more luxury residences, as the NJ Shore city’s planning board approved the application for preliminary and final site plan and major subdivision for the AP Triangle Townhouse Development earlier this month.
The approximately four-acre, triangular space bordered by Heck Street, Cookman Avenue, and Asbury Avenue is part of Asbury Park’s Waterfront Redevelopment Area, which covers more than 140 acres. The 24-lot site will be subdivided into five lots. Residential buildings will be constructed on three of the lots. A fourth, on the northeast corner of Heck and Cookman, will be an outdoor public space. The fifth lot will remain undeveloped.
The new construction will create 48 townhouses with at least three bedrooms and three baths and include a loft space and roof deck. Plans also call for each unit to have two parking spaces, one in a garage and another in the driveway.
The marina in Pleasantville, NJ, hasn’t been a destination spot in recent years. But the $30 million Lakes Bay Marina project hopes to change all of that—and soon.
If developers get approval on their plans, they could finish dredging the marina this summer so that customers could house a boat in one of the 50 slips that will be available.
But the slips are just part of the bigger plan to revitalize the area on the 25-acre site. The project calls for the construction of 180 one- and two-bedroom apartments, a clubhouse, and pool. There will be a public space near the water, which could display artwork and host events like street fairs and festivals. If this project is completed and attracts interest as hoped, there is the possibility it would launch more development nearby, including residential housing, commercial retail and restaurants.
The planning board received the final plans and is reviewing them for completeness. No public meeting has been scheduled yet.
There are many large development projects underway in Delaware this year. Among them is the redevelopment of a 325,000 square-foot shopping center into the College Square Williams Crossing Retail and Apartments in New Castle. The 46.10-acre property will now be the site for a mixed-use plaza with 305 residential units in two four-story apartment buildings.
Plans to renovate to the outdated retail center have been in the works for years, but the final plans were approved last March and demolition began in August. The residential units are expected to be primarily one and two bedrooms, with some three-bedroom units. The complex will also include a business center, fitness center, media room, and outdoor pool.
There will be some retail as well, with some stores, along with a coffee shop and restaurants expected. No tenants have been announced. New Castle-based developer Fusco Enterprises also plans to build a road through the center and offer some green space with a community plaza with tables and benches.
Previous renovation on the north side of the square will remain part of the new property. No timeline has been set, but Fusco attorneys have said the developer hopes to have it completed within two years.