A rendering of the Station at East Orange, a project that will bring 172 apartments to the corner of North Walnut and Williams streets in East Orange — Courtesy: J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc.
By Joshua Burd
J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. has kicked off a project that will bring 172 apartments to East Orange, seeking to tap into a location just north of Interstate 280 and a commuter train station.
The developer recently announced the start of the Station at East Orange, which it’s building under a joint venture with TD+ Partners. Located at North Walnut and Williams streets, the property will include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, 30 percent of which will be reserved for lower-income renters, along with retail space and tenant amenities.
The news comes as J.G. Petrucci continues to grow its development pipeline, which also includes projects such as a new four-building campus that will bring more than 1.8 million square feet of industrial space to Logan Township.
“We are thrilled to be expanding and diversifying our portfolio throughout New Jersey,” said Greg Rogerson, a principal with the Asbury-based firm. “The Port Logistics Center at Logan and The Station at East Orange demonstrate our commitment to developing a variety of asset classes. These projects will positively impact the surrounding communities through job creation and affordable housing opportunities.”
J.G. Petrucci and TD+ Partners recently marked the success of an earlier joint venture with the opening of a 90-unit apartment building in Plainfield. Its latest project will place renters about a block north of I-280 and a short walk from the East Orange train station.
It will look to attract residents with upscale unit interiors and amenities such as a fitness center, a business center and an art gallery, according to a news release. Additionally, the Station at East Orange will have 3,477 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
About a hundred miles to the south, in Gloucester County, J.G. Petrucci has broken ground on the first and largest building planned for the Port Logistics Center at Logan. Plans call for roughly 1.03 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space with 40-foot ceiling heights, 663 vehicle parking spaces and 241 trailer parking spaces.
Construction will be complete in the fourth quarter of this year, paving the way for three additional buildings ranging from 253,500 to 331,870 square feet, which the firm says are all fully approved, pad-ready and available for lease.