THE GARDENS AT BIRMINGHAM IN EWING TOWNSHIP SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER, 2013 OCCUPANCY
Affordable Housing Community Located Near Schools, Transit and Employment Centers
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 18, 2013 – New town-center style construction and affordability, all nestled in a suburban-like neighborhood, are among the lifestyle benefits in store for residents of The Gardens at Birmingham in this western Mercer County township. Construction of the 48-home affordable community is well underway, with initial occupancy slated for early September, just in time for the start of the new academic year.
“The Gardens at Birmingham marks the delivery – for the first time in more than four decades – of a new, modern living option in Ewing Township and the greater Mercer County area,” said Barbara K. Schoor, vice president of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc., the developer and property manager. “This apartment-rental community is specifically designed for hard-working people who do not have a desire to incur the financial responsibilities associated with owning a home.”
Conveniently located at 1460 Parkway Avenue, within walking distance of residential neighborhoods, a supermarket, retail centers, small businesses and green open space, The Gardens at Birmingham is easily accessible to major highways and mass transit. Many of these bus and rail routes link directly to Trenton, Princeton, Philadelphia and New York City. Major area employers include Capital Health Systems, Inc.; NJ Department of Transportation headquarters; The College of New Jersey; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Mercer County Community College; and Educational Testing Services.
Established in 1834 as a farming hub, historic Ewing Township has emerged as a diverse, family-oriented community boasting three public elementary schools, one middle school and a high school; recreation programs for people of all ages, ranging from summer youth camps and two community pools to organized sports; and an array of historic points of interest.
The Gardens at Birmingham’s designs reflect the character of the surrounding area. Each of the three-story buildings is comprised of a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, ranging from 650 square feet to 1,360 square feet. Amenities include a fully appointed community room with catering kitchen; a tot-lot; and on-site parking. Each apartment home boasts Energy Star-rated appliances; ceramic tile bathrooms; individually controlled heating and central air conditioning; and private clothes washer and dryer. CIS Management, Inc., CIS’ affiliate, provides 24/7 property management services and the benefit of on-site staffing.
Established in 1994, CIS is a for-profit woman-owned business enterprise (WBE). The company specializes in developing a broad spectrum of multi-family properties valued in excess of $350 million. The company will begin accepting applications for Birmingham early this summer. Income restrictions do apply, with expected rents ranging from $1,100 to $1,270. For more information, call The Gardens at Birmingham at (609) 882-1651 or visit www.ciscommunities.com.