Construction has begun on veterans and affordable housing units in Dover, NJ.
The $1.1 million project will consist of 70 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in a four-story building. Each floor of the building will have laundry facilities. There will be on-site parking, a community space, bicycle storage and on-site maintenance and support services for residents.
At least five percent of the units will be accessible to residents with physical disabilities, and all units will be completely adaptable.
Veterans will receive preference for half of the units. Five units will be set aside for residents who were previously homeless.
The project, which is part of Dover’s master redevelopment plan of downtown, is being built on a former parking lot. The building will conform to the existing architecture of downtown Dover. Developers anticipate completion of the project—which is being finance with low-income housing tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency—is expected in 14 months.