Ivy Square Apartments

Bridgeton, NJ

The $34 million preservation and rehabilitation of 156 affordable multifamily units in Bridgeton, New Jersey is a two-phased project designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities standards and expand the supportive services available to residents. Extensive redevelopment work included kitchen and bathroom upgrades, new roofs on eight buildings, and energy efficient HVAC systems throughout. A new community building provides a fitness room, management offices, and community space. Improved landscaping, parking lots, sidewalks and a new playground was added to foster community interaction. The completely modernized apartments improved energy efficiency through high efficacy, low wattage LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, low-flow WaterSense plumbing fixtures, low-VOC finishes and high efficiency heating and hot water systems. In conjunction with physical rehabilitation, five of the units at Ivy Square Apartments were made handicapped accessible and 10 units have been set aside as special needs housing for homeless individuals and families.