The Link at Aberdeen Station — Courtesy: BNE Real Estate Group
By Joshua Burd
BNE Real Estate Group and Highview Homes have completed their redevelopment of a site at the Aberdeen-Matawan train station, unveiling the final building in a 227-unit luxury rental community.
The developers joined public officials earlier this week to tout the completion of the complex, The Link at Aberdeen Station, which is part of a mixed-use transit village. Leasing at the five-building property launched earlier this year, with some 200 residents having already moved in.
“This beautiful and successful rental community radically transformed a prime, but underutilized site marred by vacant industrial and warehouse buildings,” Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini said in a prepared statement “As we cut the ceremonial ribbon on the launch of the final building, I’d like to thank BNE, Highview Homes, NJ TRANSIT, my current and former colleagues on the Aberdeen Council, as well as our professionals and state representatives for making this long-coming project a reality.
“The Link instills great pride for all who’ve been involved in this process.”
All photos courtesy: BNE Real Estate Group
Designed by Thomas Brennan Architects, with interiors curated by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, the upscale complex sits at 1101 Schindler Drive at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Harrison Street. The adjacent train station provides commuters with a roughly one-hour ride into Manhattan, which is seen as a selling point for renters and retail tenants.
“We are delighted to have delivered on our promise to help this well-located-but-underutilized property reach its full potential as a vibrant, modern rental community in a commuter-friendly location,” said Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “This has been a true public-private partnership from the onset, with Mayor Tagliarini, the Aberdeen Township Council, other local agencies and NJ TRANSIT all coming together for a common goal.”
Rents start around $1,840, BNE said in a news release, touting amenities such as a social lounge, fitness center, work-from-home areas and other spaces. Residents also benefit from 24-hour on-site maintenance, on-site retail, electric car charging stations and complimentary WiFi throughout all common areas.
The complex will soon welcome ground-floor retailers such as Brooklyn Bagelry and Frutta Bowls, the news release said. The Aberdeen-Matawan train station also provides access to Hoboken to the north and Bay Head to the south along NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line, while the Garden State Parkway and routes 34, 35 and 36 are also easily accessible.
“NJ TRANSIT is committed not just to provide transportation for the people of New Jersey, but also to help local communities build their economies and enhance their quality of life with transit-oriented development,” NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said. “We were proud to help Aberdeen develop and complete The Link at Aberdeen Station, and look forward to a long partnership between our Aberdeen/Matawan rail station and the residents of this great project.”