A rendering of Woodmont Cove at South Amboy — Courtesy: Woodmont Properties
By Joshua Burd
Woodmont Properties has started construction on another transit-centric residential development in Middlesex County, this time in South Amboy at a site along the Raritan Bay.
The Fairfield-based firm said Monday that it will deliver 126 luxury rental units at its newest project, Woodmont Cove at South Amboy, which is located seven blocks from an NJ Transit station. Expected to include 106 two-story townhouse style apartments and 20 apartments in an elevator building, the property is slated for occupancy in September.
The project will also be a short distance away from a planned ferry shuttle stop, Woodmont said in the announcement. Both the train and ferry will provide residents with a commute to New York City in under one hour.
“South Amboy’s coastal location is a great attraction to future residents,” said Woodmont Properties’ Executive Vice President Stephen Santola. “The property is perfectly situated between New York City and the Jersey Shore; residents will have the convenience of a seamless commute to the City, while having the convenience of a short drive to the Jersey Shore.”
Plans call for the apartments at Woodmont Cove to include high-end gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, energy efficient stainless steel appliances and second floor balconies, according to a news release. Each apartment also includes a washer and dryer.
Woodmont pointed to nearby amenities such as parks, recreation, shopping and dining, along with an adjacent YMCA and recreation center. The Frogs Hollow Swim and Tennis Club is just down the street from Woodmont Cove.
South Amboy also provides for quick access to major highways such as the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 287 and state highways 35, 1 and 9.
“In addition to the vast amenities available at YMCA, residents will be able enrich their living experience by utilizing Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, which offers breathtaking views of the New York City skyline, and is home to a variety of festivals, free concerts and public gatherings throughout the year,” said Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties.