32A — November 9 - 22, 2012 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


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ONG BRANCH CITY, NJ — The Pier Village in Long Branch City, TimHaahs provides design & consulting services for four-level, 352-space parking structure Pier Village recognized as a “Great Neighborhood” in New Jersey by the APA L

New Jersey was built on the previously-destroyed Long Branch Pier site that fell victim to a 1987 fire. It is now being recognized by the American PlanningAssociation (APA) for its stunning beachfront neighborhood with shops, res- taurants, residences, and walk- able amenities for residents and visitors. This year the New Jersey Chapter of the APA has rec- ognized developments com- prised of unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces, which are con-

The Pier Village

The Pier Village Parking Garage

sidered three essential com- ponents of great communities. The Pier Village has proved to be a particularly “Great Neighborhood” as it provides its users with a true sense of place, while encouraging com- munity activity. Timothy Haahs and As- sociates, Inc. (TimHaahs) provided design and consulting services for the parking struc- ture that supports the village. The facility is a four-level, 352-space parking structure that is wrapped on two sides by residential units. Its strik- ing architectural façade mimics the village’s residential units, contributing to the aesthetics of the beachfront destination. n EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ —The Gardens at Birmingham, a planned 48-unit affordable housing community on a portion of the former Naval Air Warfare Center, has been awarded Fed- eral Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) by the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) . The funds will generate more than $9 million in equity for the project, which is a joint venture being developed by Commu- nity Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc. of Lawrenceville, NJ, with W. Barry Rank , an attorney/developer from Pen- nington, NJ. Conceived in collaboration with township officials, who are al- locating $250,000 in affordable housing trust funds toward the project, The Gardens at Birmingham will break ground in the final quarter of this year. Completion and occupancy are slated for late summer 2013. n The Gardens at Birmingham earn LIHTC by NJHMFA

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