PLAINFIELD, NJ - A groundbreaking ceremony for The Station at Grant Avenue, a new housing development for working families, took place on Wednesday in Plainfield's Fourth Ward. The site will include a 5-story 90-unit energy-efficient building with one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities will include a fitness facility, and on-site parking. The residences will feature stone countertops, hardwood flooring, and Energy Star appliances including full-size washers and dryers.
Students from the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies treated attendees to jazz selections before the ceremony began.
"With this groundbreaking, the City of Plainfield continues our march of success. Soon, this property—left blighted, vacant, and in environmental disrepair for the past 30 years—will become another pillar of our city’s economic and residential revitalization,” stated Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp. “Our dedicated administration is working hard every day to make Plainfield smarter, safer, and stronger for residents and this new housing for working families is just another step forward in our economic and cultural renaissance. I thank our development partners J.G. Petrucci Company and TD+Partners for continuing to serve as vital allies in Plainfield’s resurgence.”
Freeholder Sergio Granados said, "When it comes to the County of Union, we truly do believe that the crown jewel of our county is Plainfield, NJ."
"This partnership is proof that the public and private sectors can work together to achieve a shared vision when the community’s interests are a priority. The Station at Grant Avenue is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization effort in the Fourth Ward,” explained Greg Rogerson, co-developer and Principal of J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc. “Last year, in collaboration with the city of Plainfield, we cut the ribbon on Second Street Youth Center, an innovative childcare center that is delivering high quality early education to the community. Additionally, the first phase of The Station at Grant Avenue was a new $8 million distribution center for ABC Supply Company that retained the company’s presence in the city and preserved over 40 jobs and created an additional 15 permanent jobs. The future of Plainfield is bright, and we’re honored to play a small part in its revival.”
"We are proud to continue our meaningful partnership with the city of Plainfield. Without the vision, commitment, and leadership of Mayor Mapp, this new housing development would not be possible,” added Patrick Terborg, co-developer and co-founder of TD+Partners. “This project is particularly significant because it builds on the robust redevelopment of the Fourth Ward, and it will provide hard working families in Plainfield with much-needed high quality housing that they can afford. We pride ourselves on developing projects that have a real and lasting impact on underserved neighborhoods. The Station at Grant Avenue exemplifies this intentionality and our values.”
"The revitalization of The Station at Grant Avenue will bring needed high-quality housing to the city of Plainfield area residents, having a transformative impact on the local economy,” said Dave Walsh, Northeast Regional Manager for Community Development Banking at Chase. “We’re thrilled to work with key local industry players to support community development.”
The Station at Grant Avenue is the second phase of a $40 million mixed-use redevelopment project, the largest in the Fourth Ward of Plainfield in over 50 years. The first phase of the project was the construction of a 44,000sf facility for ABC Supply Company, a national wholesale supplier of building and construction products. Funding partners for the project include NJHMFA, Chase, and RBC Capital Markets.
To learn more about The Station at Grant Avenue, visit www.thestationatgrantavenue.com.