The Springfield Avenue Partnership, Maplewood Township officials and business leaders celebrated the opening of a 30-unit, pet-friendly, elevator-accessible apartment building at 1701 Springfield Avenue on September 12.
The building was constructed and will be operated by Elite Properties, which also developed and manages the 151 units of the Maplewood Crossing apartments on Burnett Avenue in Maplewood.
The new Springfield Avenue building, in the former DiPietro’s location, enjoys close proximity to the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library (just across the street), Springfield Avenue shopping, the Maplewood Community Pool, and Maplecrest and DeHart parks.
At a Maplewood Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Vic DeLuca explained that Elite was allowed to meet the ground-floor commercial zoning requirement with its leasing office and a gym for tenants.
According to Affordable Housing New Jersey, 3 of the units are affordable housing units. Information on affordable housing applications can be found here.
The new building joins numerous other completed and in-process projects on and near Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, including the Jewelry Mart (33 units), Avalon Maplewood (235 units), 255 Tuscan (30 units), a recently approved 182-unit assisted living facility with adult day care at Tuscan and Boyden and a potential 16-unit condominium development at 1866 Springfield Avenue.
From the Springfield Avenue Partnership:
We were very excited to officially welcome our newest apartment community to SAM earlier today at their grand opening celebration. The tour of these gorgeous apartments was the highlight of the celebration. Just take a look at the photos below.
1701 Springfield Avenue (Springfield Ave., near Tuscan Rd) is a pet friendly elevator building conveniently located near parks, the Hilton Branch library, the town pool, restaurants, retail and much more.
You have to see it to believe it. Stop by and ask for a tour.