Sterling Properties, in joint venture with Greenwood Development, LLC, has received approval for the development of The Vestry, a boutique collection of 46 upscale rental homes located at 147 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair.
Initial site work is expected to begin in early summer 2017 for the five-story apartment building which will rise on the former site of the Mount Carmel Holy Church, just steps from New Jersey Transit’s Bay Street Station and the myriad of shops, dining, cultural and entertainment venues in Montclair’s award-winning downtown district.
Designed by Montclair-based Sionas Architects, The Vestry’s will boast a striking exterior red brick and glass design. The L-shaped elevator building is being developed in accordance with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) guidelines for LEED® Silver certification. The building will offer a mix of studio, one- two- and three-bedroom homes. Several of the apartments will offer expansive outdoor balconies. Residents will have access to a package of in-building amenities, including a bike share program, zip-car, covered parking and an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. The Vestry will also offer approximately 1,600 square-feet of ground floor retail space, bringing even more services and conveniences close to home.
The Vestry will be delivered by Greenwood Development and Livingston-based Sterling Properties. Sterling has previously introduced the Bellclair apartments and Montclair-based Greenwood Development and has been responsible for the conversion of the historic Wellmont Theater into a concert venue, as well as many other residential and commercial initiatives within the Township.
“We’re excited to begin construction on The Vestry, a stylish new rental building that will bring designer industrial inspired apartments and desired amenities to the eastern gateway to Bloomfield Avenue,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “This dynamic, transit-friendly residential address combines a chic living environment with an ideal walkable lifestyle and easy access to great public transportation, charming Church Street and the redeveloping Lackawanna Plaza retail center located two blocks away.”
“The Vestry has been designed with the surrounding community in mind,” adds David Genova, Principal of Greenwood Development. “Its sleek and modern exterior mixes old and new architecture to blend seamlessly with the area’s century-old homes and Bloomfield Avenue’s distinctive residential and retail streetscape. It will also be constructed using sustainable building techniques and materials to ensure it’s developed in an environmentally responsible fashion.”