PLAINFIELD, NJ – After many months of construction, Quin Sleepy Hollow officially opened its doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Joseph Forgione, Founder and Principal of JMF Properties, along with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, City Council members, Plainfield city administrators and business owners, gathered indoors in the lobby and community area at a kickoff event.
A groundbreaking ceremony was previously held in August 2017. Located at 1400 South Avenue, the 212 unit community combines modern, city-style living with 10,000-square feet of upscale amenities and an appealing suburban location, with easy access to both Plainfield's Netherwood NJ Transit train station and the one in Fanwood.
Forgione described his vision as one to bring meaning and to have a positive long-lasting impact to the community. “Quin is a perfect example of when a community works with a developer and, moreover, trusts and supports its vision of how successful a project can be,” he stated.
Mapp in his congratulatory comments recalled that in January 2014 he made a pledge to pursue economic development and redevelopment that would benefit everyone in Plainfield and commented that there is economic and social transformation at every level across the city.
The project is the largest residential development undertaking to occur in Plainfield, and Mapp declared that it is a demonstration of the confidence that investors now have in Plainfield. “We have over three quarters of a billion dollars of investments in the city, and it is a harbinger of what is to come.”
Mapp added, “What started here at this location will be replicated throughout the city. We know that this investment will lead to greater investments in all four wards of the city. The best is yet to come. We embarked on a rebranding and marketing campaign that has paid dividends. People want decent, quality housing, and that is what this represents. Let’s continue to move our city forward.”
Joylette Mills-Ransome, City Council President, offered comments on behalf of the Council, saying, “We see Plainfield rising from the ashes and I thank all the staff.”
Donna Albanese, longtime business owner of the neighboring Dairy Queen, recounted her beginnings in Plainfield back in 1965, and how the business community worked together. “I got a million stories,” she said, “we worked so hard and so long. You are either all in or get out. It is working today because of our Mayor Mapp."
Valerie Jackson, Economic Development Director, referred to JMF Properties as “trailblazers” and thanked them for creating a new market in Plainfield, with upscale, market rate residential living. Carlos Sanchez, former Economic Director was also praised for his role in getting the project off the ground back in 2017.
Lunch and refreshments were provided compliments of the Coffee Box and attendees were able to tour the furnished models to view the layouts and upscale finishes.
The leasing office is now open 7 days a week and more information can be found at www.QuinSleepyHollow.com, or call (908)540-0400 for an appointment.
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