By Joshua Burd
Developer JMF Properties has kicked off construction at a new 212-unit rental community in Plainfield, in what will be the largest residential development in the city’s history.
The firm joined city officials on Saturday to break ground on the $50 million project, known as Quin Sleepy Hollow, which is located at 1400 South Ave. and a short distance from the city’s Netherwood train station. With completion slated for winter of 2018 and 2019, the project is aimed at young professionals, empty nesters and others seeking a low-maintenance, transit-friendly and amenity-rich lifestyle.
“There is no clearer representation of the renaissance that is underway in the City of Plainfield than this bold and innovative project,” Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said. “It represents one of the single largest investments in the history of our city.
“This project will not only transform a large blighted property into a vibrant residential community, but it will also revitalize a major corridor and spur additional retail and economic development. I am grateful that JMF Properties chose to invest in our resurgent city.”
With upscale finishes and technology, Quin Sleepy Hollow is slated to include amenities such as a club room with common kitchen, community room and business center with wireless internet and fitness facilities. Plans also call for a theater and multimedia room, outdoor grills, open-air lounge seating, an indoor and outdoor fireplace and a dog park.
JMF is also planning to incorporate a bike share program and an electric car charging station, both aimed at promoting a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
“Our goal is to offer not only a collection of luxury apartments, but an entire lifestyle experience that truly enhances the wellbeing of our residents,” said Joseph M. Forgione, founder and principal of JMF Properties. “I’d like to thank Mayor Mapp and the Plainfield City Council for working with us as we carry out our vision for this exceptional community.”
Apartments will range from 900 square feet to 1,200 square feet, according to a news release. Quin Sleepy Hollow will be close to two NJ Transit train stations and several major highways, including the Garden State Parkway, Route 22 and interstates 78 and 287.