A rendering of Centurion Union, a mixed-use redevelopment project in Union Township now underway by American Landmark Developers — Courtesy: American Landmark Developers
By Joshua Burd
A developer has unveiled an 80-unit luxury apartment building in downtown Union, the first piece of a plan that will span nearly 300 new homes and some 27,000 square feet of retail space.
The company, American Landmark Development, said it has launched leasing at 975 Bonnel Court and expects move-ins to begin March 1. The five-story building known as Centurion Union includes one- and two-bedrooms priced from $1,930 a month, offering upscale interiors and a series of amenities meant to appeal to a range of renters.
“The opening of Centurion Union ushers in a new era for Union Center, where municipal efforts to create a vibrant new lifestyle experience along Stuyvesant Avenue have taken root,” said Manuel A. Fernandez, founder of American Landmark Development. “As the first new construction residential building to be introduced in Union’s reimagined downtown in three decades, Centurion Union delivers a modern residential opportunity to this flourishing and close-knit neighborhood while placing residents just steps from a diverse offering of dining, retail and conveniences.”
Fernandez’s firm and township officials are hoping to breathe new life to an area that has long-established restaurants and shops. The municipality has designated American Landmark Development as the redeveloper of the Stuyvesant Avenue Redevelopment Project, with plans calling for new homes and retail space housed in four buildings.
The Marketing Directors is the leasing and marketing agent for Centurion Union, which has amenities such as a fitness center, game room, resident lounge, co-working space and children’s playroom, among others. Residents, meantime, benefit from Union’s location at the crossroads of Interstate 78, Route 22 and the Garden State Parkway, along with nearby rail and bus service.
“Centurion Union is an exciting new lifestyle choice for residents looking to reside in one of Union County’s most eclectic downtowns,” said Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors. “We expect it to appeal to renters from throughout the spectrum, from young professionals and couples seeking a convenient commute to work regionally or in New York City to empty-nesters looking to downsize to a more maintenance-free and city-centric lifestyle.
“We also anticipate significant interest from those working at major nearby employers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Overlook Hospital, Merck, Celgene and Prudential Financial.”