Seizing on mid-scale residential development opportunities in emerging markets, this project in historic Peterstown provides 48 units of market condominium housing. To the delight of city planners, the design’s rotated orientation, moderately taller height, and transitional blend of materials generate a visual landmark in the neighborhood. The project hints towards a new momentum of urban professional interest in Elizabeth.
Featuring roof gardens, private balconies, and on-site parking, the project appeals to a population that is typically drawn to New York City’s western boroughs. Coupled with Elizabeth’s evolving downtown redevelopment program, the project indicates a crossroads moment for New Jersey cities.
The project’s approach to siting and architecture is poised for implementation as an infill housing prototype in cities throughout the eastern seaboard for developers seeking mid-scale opportunities.