REVA, a 219-unit luxury apartment building at 1245 Main St. in Rahway — Courtesy: AST Development and Sterling Properties
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has opened the doors to a new 219-unit luxury apartment building in downtown Rahway, offering a new living option just blocks from the city’s train station.
The team, which includes AST Development and Sterling Properties, on Monday announced the launch of leasing at the five-story complex known as REVA. The property at 1245 Main St. has already secured more than 70 leases in two months, the developers said, touting the continually growing interest in downtown Rahway.
“With the opening of REVA, we’ve introduced a new luxury residential option to a downtown that is rich in history and culture, and clearly on the rise,” said Robert J. D’Anton, president of AST Development. “All of the elements of a vibrant, urban community can be found in Rahway, which boasts a lively mix of shops, dining, a Hilton branded hotel and access to fast and efficient public transportation.
“Its downtown has experienced substantial economic and business growth in recent years spearheaded by progressive municipal initiatives that have this city well positioned to emerge as the Union County leader in retail, art, entertainment and lifestyle. We’re excited to add a signature rental building to this flourishing residential and business center.”
Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, with interior design by Mary Cook Associates, REVA offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes initially priced from $1,610 with grand opening incentives. Apartments offer high-end appliances and finishes, while residents have access to a series of upscale amenities.
The complex is the second apartment building in the city opened by AST Development and Sterling Properties, following the project known as Metro Rahway in 2014.
“The appeal of living in Rahway is growing strong, with renters feverishly attracted to its vibrant downtown, strong sense of neighborhood and the ultimate in commuter conveniences,” said Shane Soranno, director of development for AST. “REVA will complement those desirable characteristics with elegantly designed homes and a complete offering of amenities.”
In a news release, the developers highlighted Rahway’s location 20 miles from Manhattan and its growing selection of restaurants, shopping, cultural offerings and community services. REVA is two blocks from NJ Transit rail service, which offers a 40-minute commute to Manhattan and service on both the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines.
The property is also minutes from both the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.
“Interior spaces, curated by Mary Cook Associates, transform the common spaces into a chic and sophisticated lifestyle offering that fulfills the desires of today’s young urban professional and commuter,” said Nick Hollenbeck, director of sales and marketing for Sterling Properties. “Residents of REVA will have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, resident lounge, café, business center, and two outdoor courtyards. There’s also on-site covered parking, elevator access and storage available.”