A rendering of Autumn Ridge at 1500 Hyde Blvd. in Lopatcong — Courtesy: Larken Associates
By Joshua Burd
Larken Associates has marked the opening of 198 new apartments in Warren County, offering a mix of housing types at a site near one of the region’s main thoroughfares.
The developer welcomed local officials last week to unveil Autumn Ridge, a complex of 11 buildings off Route 57 in Lopatcong. The property, located at 1500 Hyde Blvd., includes both market-rate and affordable luxury apartments as well as a standalone age-restricted building, with an eye toward luring a multigenerational pool of renters.
Larken has already leased more than 50 percent of the community, where monthly rents for available units start at $1,595.
“While we have been active in the multifamily space for decades, the completion of our Autumn Ridge community signals the beginning of a new chapter for Larken Associates,” said David Gardner, CEO and president of Larken Associates. “Through the visionary design and tremendous location of this community, we are confident that we are introducing a new gold standard for multifamily construction in the tristate market. We would like to thank Lopatcong Township and our project partners for their collaboration in bringing our vision to life and we look forward to celebrating full occupancy in the months to come.”
The community is comprised of Autumn Ridge at Lopatcong, which includes 148 garden- and garage-style units, and Horizons at Autumn Ridge, a four-story elevator building with 50 units reserved for renters 55 and older. Both components have a mix of one- and two-bedroom homes with upscale interior designs.
The age-restricted building also features a heated private pool, a mailroom with a package concierge system, a game area with card tables and other amenities and services. Residents across Autumn Ridge have access to a modern, centrally located clubhouse that boasts an outdoor heated pool with a covered outdoor lounge and a grilling station, game room, conference room, lounge and dry bar and other offerings.
Lopatcong Mayor James Mengucci, Municipal Engineer Paul Sterbenz and others were among the local officials on hand for the Oct. 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Also on display were technology features ranging from key fobs to an available Wellbeats virtual fitness platform, which allows residents to stream classes in the gym or in their homes.