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Sterling Properties And Greenwood Development To Introduce 46 Rental Homes In Downtown Montclair, N.J.

March 22, 2017

Developers Have Received Approvals for a Five-Story, LEED-Certified Building At 147 Bloomfield Avenue to be Named The Vestry

MONTCLAIR, NJ – 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 the Essex County, N.J. Township of 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.

The L-shaped elevator building is being developed in accordance with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) guidelines for LEED® Silver certification.

The Vestry will be delivered by two well-respected developers with strong roots and an established presence in Montclair. Livingston-based Sterling Properties previously introduced the Bellclair apartments and Montclair-based Greenwood Development 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.”

Designed by Montclair-based Sionas Architects, The Vestry’s will boast a striking exterior red brick and glass design. The building will offer an eclectic 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.

In addition to be located near the Bay Street Train Station with fast New Jersey Transit service into to Secaucus Junction, Newark, Hoboken, Penn Station and New York City, residents will find a quick trip to major highways, including Route 3, Route 46 and the Garden State Parkway.

About Sterling Properties
Sterling Properties is widely recognized as a multi-faceted development organization with a wide range of upscale real estate including residential, office and commercial communities throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. For additional information on the company, please visit or call (973) 535‑1888.

About Greenwood Development
Greenwood Development – Greenwood is a full service Real Estate Development and Construction Management firm, overseeing projects from conceptual design and municipal, state and federal land approvals through to construction in various retail, residential, office and recreational developments throughout New Jersey.

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