The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ)
Modern housing units coming to Perry Street
A small modern housing complex is coming to Perry Street, turning a formerly city-owned vacant lot into an affordable, energy efficient homes for six families.
The property, located at 121-125 Perry Street, is in the Canal Banks Redevelopment Zone. The property was purchased by Vessel Technologies with the express purpose of turning it into the housing complex.
And it’s got a modern look, with a modular design for the six two-bedroom units. There will be smarthome technology integrated throughout, allowing residents to control the lighting, temperature, and other smart products via voice or mobile control. The units are expected to be completed by Labor Day of this year. “This design is an excellent way to maximize the potential of a vacant lot in our city,” said Mayor W. Reed Gusciora in a press release. “Turning around the city lot by lot, block by block is our number one priority. Seeing a modern residential space added to the character of this neighborhood over the next few months is big step to that plan.”
Also speaking was Councilwoman Marge Caldwell Wilson.
“This new development blending the old with the new will jump start the revitalization of Perry Street,” said Caldwell-Wilson. “I believe that young people who want to reside in the City will definitely show interest in renting in the Vessel that will be equipped with all of the modern technology. The
North Ward of Trenton is on the move and this new exciting project I believe will encourage people to reside here. Perry Street is a gateway to the City: what better place to develop this project?”
Additionally, the founder and CEO of Vessel, Neil Rubler, was at the groundbreaking.
“The City of Trenton, under the leadership of Mayor Gusciora has been a tremendous partner in bringing us to where we are today – breaking ground on a new, unique apartment building on Perry Street,” said Rubler. “This particular lot offers us a perfect canvas for what we build and we hope this is the first of many opportunities to work together to achieve the city’s vision of growth and redevelopment.”