Pennrose Properties Opens Final Phase of Woodrow Wilson Commons in New Jersey

by Amy Works

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Pennrose Properties, along with Long Branch Housing Authority and Maestro Community Development Corp., have opened the final phase of Woodrow Wilson Commons, an affordable, mixed-income rental community in Long Branch. The residential community features 173 apartments and townhomes. The first two phases, totaling 122 units, received LEED Gold certification, and the 51 final-phase units have the new ENERGY STAR 3.0 designation. Designed by Wallace Roberts & Todd, the property features one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units with open layouts and large windows. All units feature fully equipped kitchens with ENERGY STAR appliances; spacious closets; ceramic tiled baths; washer and dryer hook-ups; and resident-controlled heating and central air conditioning. Woodrow Wilson Commons’ last phase is the first development in the state to be completed using a 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit as part of Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds given to the state as part of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

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