PLAINFIELD, NJ—The largest residential development ever in the City of Plainfield, Quin Sleepy Hollow, a $50 million, 212-unit rental development, is getting underway at 1400 South Avenue.
Quin Sleepy Hollow was designed with an “inside-out” approach, says Joseph M. Forgione, founder and principal of JMF Properties. “It’s an alternative approach to property development that places resident experience at the heart of the development and design process,” he says.
Forgione has developed more than 2,000 residential units and multiple commercial and retail properties during his career, with more than a dozen current projects in various stages of approval or construction, ranging from transit-oriented developments to urban and suburban retail centers to sprawling office parks.
“There is no clearer representation of the renaissance that is underway in the City of Plainfield than this bold and innovative project,” says Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp. “It represents one of the single largest investments in the history of our city. This project will not only transform a large blighted property into a vibrant residential community, but it will also revitalize a major corridor and spur additional retail and economic development. I am grateful that JMF Properties chose to invest in our resurgent city.”
The project, just a short distance from the Netherwood train station is aimed at renters seeking a low-maintenance, transit-friendly, amenity-rich lifestyle, including young professionals and empty nesters, with residences ranging in size from 900 square feet to 1,200 square feet.
All the residences will include upscale amenities such as stainless-steel appliances, vinyl wood flooring, quartz countertops, and chef kitchens. They will also be equipped with high speed internet and keyless entry.
On-site lifestyle amenities include a club room with common kitchen, community room/business center with wireless internet, billiards room, theater/multimedia room, yoga studio, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness on demand virtual trainers, outdoor grills, open-air lounge seating, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, and a dog park. A bike-share program and an electric car charging station provide environmentally-friendly transportation options.
Quin Sleepy Hollow’s location near two NJ Transit train stations and several major highways will make it convenient for commuters. The Netherwood and Fanwood train stati ions are less than a mile away, offering direct weekday service to midtown Manhattan in about 35 minutes. The Garden State Parkway, Route 22, Route 78 and Route 287 are all easily accessible.
The project is expected to be completed in winter 2018/2019.