PLAINFIELD – The apartment construction boom is continuing with a proposal for 100 units a few blocks from the Netherwood Station going before the planning board later this month.
Centurion Plainfield 1222 is proposing a four-story mixed-used building at 1222 South St. The Netherwood Station on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line is a few blocks to the west.
The plan calls for 100 apartments – 73 one-bedroom units and 27 two-bedroom units. The one-bedroom units will range in size from 750 to 795 square feet with the two-bedroom units at 1,110 square feet.
The plan also includes a 3,220-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor.
The building, which will occupy the block bordered by South Avenue, Atlantic Street and Pacific Street, will also have 125 covered parking spaces.
The buildings on the property, next to Burger King, will be demolished. Fig Tree Market, which has closed, formerly occupied the site.
The site is part of the city’s transit-oriented redevelopment plan near the Netherwood Station. To the east is the city’s South Avenue Gateway Redevelopment Area.
Plainfield is undergoing an explosive surge of development near its two stations along the Raritan Valley Line.
The prospect of direct rail service to Manhattan has fueled apartment development along the rail line from Roselle Park in Union County to Annandale in Hunterdon County.
The rents in the towns are considerably lower than the rents in New York City and the pandemic has shown that people no longer must live in the city to work in the city. With more people working at home, the lure of a more suburban, small-town atmosphere with urban amenities is also fueling the market.
Mike Deak is a reporter for mycentraljersey.com. To get unlimited access to his articles on Somerset and Hunterdon counties, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.