Cornerstone at Branchburg at 1000 Cornerstone Drive in Branchburg — Courtesy: Walters
By Joshua Burd
Development firm Walters has nearly completed the final piece of a new age-restricted apartment community in the Somerset County township of Branchburg.
The builder on Wednesday said it’s planning an April delivery for what will be the second three-story structure at Cornerstone at Branchburg, at 1000 Cornerstone Drive, creating a total of 150 rental homes for residents 55 and older. Leasing is ongoing at the collection of one- and two-bedroom units, Walters said, noting that the first 75-unit building is 40 percent occupied.
The complex is also restricted to those who earn 60 percent or less of the area’s median income and designed to achieve benchmarks for sustainable construction.
“Walters is proud to build high-quality apartments attuned to the specific needs of residents and the host community,” said Joe Del Duca, partner and director of affordable housing for Walters. “Amid continued demand for age-restricted housing in the regional marketplace, Cornerstone at Branchburg already is popular among active seniors and empty-nesters.”
Residents at the 11.7-acre property have access to high-end amenities such as a fitness center, computer workstations, a pool table and outdoor areas with gas grills, according to a news release. Every home has a full-size washer and dryer, while Walters provides support services and programs that aim to create a maintenance-free, easy lifestyle and healthy living experience for residents.
Meantime, the firm has designed the property to attain certification on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design scale and with the federal government’s Energy Star program.