Local dignitaries and principals from Kushner recently gathered at the site of a former office building to put shovels in the ground for their latest redevelopment project.
During a June ceremony, ground was officially broken on a 265-unit luxury apartment community in Morris County’s East Hanover. The land, at 72 Eagle Rock Avenue, will soon be home to four separate buildings featuring a mix of one-to-three-bedroom residences housed in four-story buildings.
Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, future residents of the as-yet-unnamed complex will be able to enjoy a luxurious clubhouse facility with resort-like indoor and outdoor amenities. The development, which also includes 53 units of affordable housing, is expected to be fully completed during the first quarter of 2025.
“Today’s groundbreaking is an exciting milestone for our company and for the Township as we take the next step to develop the first luxury rental apartments ever to be constructed in East Hanover,” said Kushner’s Executive Vice President of Development and Construction Michael Sommer. “East Hanover is highly desired by residents who appreciate its small-town, suburban charm in the heart of Morris County.”
Kushner says the new project represents an ongoing trend throughout New Jersey and the nation of replacing former commercial properties with residential buildings. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting housing crunch have led many to re-evaluate office complexes, particularly in suburban locations.
“I’m delighted to be here today as we witness a vacant outdated commercial site begin the transformation to modern, energy-efficient multifamily housing which is in high demand,” said Morris County Commissioner Stephen H. Shaw during the ceremony.
Kushner promises a robust amenity program at the future development that includes a modern fitness center, a theatre room, and a residents-only club room. A conference room and co-working rooms will be included for those working from home, while an expansive sun deck will include a pool with pergolas, grilling stations, fire pits, a movie screen, ping-pong tables, and a walking path.
Kushner has been busy in the Garden State as of late, breaking ground just weeks ago on a 307-unit senior housing complex set to rise in the Bergen County borough of Fair Lawn. The company’s largest New Jersey project, the 1,723-unit One Journal Square in Jersey City, is slated to begin its vertical rise in the coming months.