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1,844 Apply for 21 Affordable Units at Third & Valley

Demand for affordable housing in South Orange is high, according to the recent lottery held for the affordable housing units at the new Third & Valley mixed used development: There were 1,844 applications for the 21 units at the new building near the Village Center and train station.

Village Administrator Barry Lewis told the South Orange Board of Trustees on Monday night that, as yet, none of the building’s 215 apartment units have received certificates of occupancy, but that the town expected the public portion of the project’s parking garage to open no later than March 1. “Certificates of occupancy for apartment units should follow shortly thereafter,” said Lewis.

The nearly completed apartment building has launched a website as well as a Facebook page, touting the building’s amenities. Third & Valley will have 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail and office space, a fitness center, a landscaped courtyard with outdoor kitchen and pool, a clubroom and a “yoga lawn.”

See the criteria for applying for the affordable housing units here.

In other development news, Lewis told the Trustees that he expected that Landmark Hospitality would have a site plan for the transformation of Village Hall into a restaurant and biergarten before the Planning Board in April.

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