SOMA at 110 South Bridge St. in Somerville — Courtesy: Sterling Properties
By Joshua Burd
Renters have flocked to a new 69-unit residential property in downtown Somerville, filling the luxury apartment building less than three months after it opened for leasing.
Sterling Properties, the developer of the project known as SOMA, on Tuesday announced the completed lease-up of the building at 110 South Bridge St. The project has attracted renters including single professionals and young couples, the firm said, offering a location that is a short walk from an NJ Transit train station and the borough’s central business district.
The four-story property opened for leasing in mid-January.
“To complete our leasing program in such a short period of time is a testament to the desirability of Somerville as a premium lifestyle hub and an affordable alternative to some of the state’s more publicized towns,” said Nick Hollenbeck, director of sales and marketing for Sterling Properties. “Somerville is well positioned to be New Jersey’s next great downtown and we knew introducing a fun and contemporary residential address such as SOMA would satisfy the hunger for a modern building that’s a quick walk from all that makes this Somerset County borough so attractive.”
Designed by Comito Associates, SOMA offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes ranging from 594 to 1,290 square feet, according to a news release. Sterling has attracted renters with high-end interiors, appliances and finishes, along with amenities such as a high-end fitness studio and tech lounge.
The developer has also tapped into the demand for walkable, downtown-style living that has taken hold across the state. SOMA is near Somerville’s Main Street and Division Street Plaza, which offers shops, art galleries, restaurants and regular events.
Sterling has built SOMA to meet gold standards on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design scale.
“As part of our LEED efforts, we’ve instituted a bike share program our residents will be sure to appreciate,” Hollenbeck said. “Rather than getting in a car, they will have access to bikes which
Interior design firm Mary Cook & Associates crafted the project’s unit interiors and common spaces.