18B — February 26 - March 10, 2016 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


O wners , D evelopers & M anagers

Schlouch Inc. handles site preparation for 41.67-acre residential development

A 96-apartment, affordable senior housing community CISholds ribboncuttingtoun- veil Heritage Village at Ocean

erosion control, sanitary and storm sewers, water line in- stallation, roads, building pads, concrete, curbs, paving and seeding. Schlouch will also install 16,500 s/f of retaining walls and three basins with 30 mil PVC liners. Steve Funk is Schlouch’s site coordinator and Marty “MJ” Weller, III is project manager/estimator. Work will be completed in the Spring 2017. Schlouch Incorporated spe- cializes in site design and site construction throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states. n Innovation Neighborhood, and the Fairmount Park Con- servancy, is positioned for dramatic growth. Cody will seek to capitalize on this by expanding J2’s portfolio with non-profits, educational and cultural institutions, and real estate development clients, but also by exploring new opportunities and clients that align well with J2’s cultural and organizational values. Previously, Cody worked in a similar role for Urban Engineers, a 450-person, multidisciplinary plan- ning, design, construction, and owner’s representa- tive firm headquartered in Philadelphia. There he oversaw the development of a nationally recognized, award-winning marketing and communications pro- gram, as well the develop- ment of new clients and alli- ances for the organization. n structor and training provider for future discussion as lead questions arise during normal course of business. Look for those that teach English & Spanish courses, assistance with record retention, and assistance with compliance (www.RRPTrainer.com). Don’t become a part of the current lead poisoning head- lines. Refresh, resubmit your firm certification and stay compliant! Courses are al- ready being scheduled and seats are being filled. Don’t wait. Give yourself at least 90 days!! Lee Wasserman is presi- dent and CEO of LEW Corporation. n

B L A N D O N , P A — Schlouch Incorporated has been named by Posocco Properties to handle site preparation for Blue Barn Meadows Phase 1, a 41.67- acre residential development. The property, located on Blue Barn Rd., Upper Macungie and South Whitehall Town- ships, Lehigh County, PA will feature 76 townhouses and six single-family properties. Kay Builders is co-developer of the property. Schlouch is providing clear- ing, grubbing, survey, stake- out, demolition, blasting, rock removal, earthwork, sediment/


CEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Community Investment Strat-

egies (CIS) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new renovations and of- ficial rebranding of Heritage Village at Ocean, previously known as Whalepond Village – a 96-apartment, affordable senior housing community in Ocean Township, Monmouth County that serves seniors on a fixed income. Constructed in the early 1990s, CIS recently acquired the community of one-bedroom homes and extended the deed restriction to preserve the affordability for 30 years, enabling the rent to stay low. CIS secured an allocation of 4 percent low-income housing tax credits and had a number of financial partners includ- ing Freddie Mac, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Prudential, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Township of Ocean, and the County of Monmouth. “We are pleased to reintro- duce Heritage Village at Ocean as a high-quality, affordable rental option for seniors,” said Christiana Foglio, CIS founder and CEO. “Ocean Township was hit hard during Hurri- cane Sandy, so restoring and renovating these apartments NEWARK, NJ — Tucker Development , a leader in the development of retail centers and mixed-use proper- ties, has delivered occupancy of 24 Jones, an apartment complex located adjacent to the new Springfield Avenue Marketplace in the Univer- sity Heights neighborhood of Newark. Comprised of 152 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apart- ments, 24 Jones is located at 24 Jones St., only steps away from the Springfield Avenue Marketplace retail center, anchored by a world-class full service ShopRite super- market. “With Springfield Avenue Marketplace, we saw an op- portunity to create something truly special in the heart of one of Newark’s most active and vibrant neighborhoods. Now, we’re seeing it come to fruition, with the opening of 24 Jones along with the huge

J2 Design welcomes Lowry as director of strategic partnerships

Representatives of Community Investment Strategies, local officials, and community residents at the ribbon cutting for Heritage Village at Ocean in Ocean Township, Monmouth County.

PHILADELPHIA, PA —​ J2 Design Partnership , a branding, strategy and

and extending its affordability control was incredibly impor- tant for the community.” Mayor Christopher P. Sicilia- no said, “It has been a pleasure to work with CIS to preserve the Heritage Village at Ocean community. Keeping the prop- erty affordable for the next 30 years will allow the seniors to remain in their homes. Extensive exterior renova- tions include replacement of roofs, new siding, shutters, and resiliency features such as the installation of gas- powered backup generators to service common areas and elevators. Common areas were

upgraded with new lighting, secure entry systems, security cameras, paint, and flooring. Apartments were updated with new kitchen counters, energy efficient appliances, kitchen and bathroom flooring, and new vanities. The site was enhanced with extensive land- scaping and a new community sign was installed at the build- ing’s main entrance. The clubhouse was complete- ly refurbished and refurnished with all new flooring, siding, entry doors, and updated kitch- en and bathrooms, making it a modern, comfortable place to gather. n living environment that’s unri- valed in the immediate area.” The spacious apartments at 24 Jones include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and in-unit washers and dryers. The building also includes a modern fitness center, secured parking-lot, 24-hour doorman, and Wi-Fi throughout its common ar- eas. But, according to Tucker Development, its greatest amenity may be its location. “We’re finding that, for many prospective residents, the abil- ity to visit a brand new, state- of-the-art ShopRite only steps from their home is proving to be extraordinarily valuable,” added Tucker. With more than 375,000 residents within three miles of the site -- along with several universities in the immediate vicinity -- Springfield Avenue Marketplace provides seam- less access to the area’s many surrounding destinations. n

visual com- munications firm located in Philadel- phia, recent- ly welcomed Cody Low- r y a s i t s new director of strategic

Cody Lowry

Since the subject of toxic lead is big time current national news and EPA’s RRP Rule is about to begin its first regula- tory required refresher cycle, I would strongly recommend when refreshing your RRP certification you look for the following in a training pro- vider so you are best prepared, educated on the subject, and have a continual resource to discuss lead in paint, dust, soil, and water issues when they arise. Look for substantial prior training experience in the subject of environmental lead, instructors with years of real life practical experience, look for a relationship with the in- continued from page 11B partnerships. In this role, Cody will champion all as- pects of J2’s business efforts with a focus on establishing and fostering client relation- ships, strategic partners, and other collaborators that enrich and support the firm’s overall mission and objec- tives. J2, which is known for recent, notable projects such as the branding of Global Philadelphia’s World Heri- tage City, Mural Arts’ Open Source, Drexel University’s

24 Jones complex opens in the University Heights Neighborhood of Newark, NJ

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popularity of its adjacent shopping center,” said Rich- ard Tucker , CEO of Tucker Development. “From graduate students to professionals, this community provides its resi- dents seamless access to the multitude of job centers and educational institutions in the area, all within a top-quality

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