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The mixed-use development will bring 240 apartments, a 104-room Marriot Town Place Suites hotel and a restaurant to the intersection of Route 130 and Cedar Lane.
FLORENCE — The developer behind a mixed-use project that will bring 240 apartments, a 104-room Marriott Town Place Suites hotel and a restaurant to the intersection of Route 130 and Cedar Lane announced Tuesday that construction is expected to begin early next year.
New Brunswick-based real estate developer Robert Weiss, president of Weiss Properties, said that all the developer needs to begin building is approval from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to construct a $1 million roundabout on Cedar Lane that will replace the existing jug handle.
Weiss said approval from the NJDOT is expected in the next five to six months.
The project was approved in June by the Florence Township Planning Board.
The residential development will consist of 10, 24-unit residential buildings. Each building will be three stories with eight units on each floor. There will be 92 one-bedroom units, 140 two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units — 15% of which will be affordable housing units.
It will also include a large clubhouse that will consist of a fully equipped professional gym, pool, yoga center, multi-purpose room, an Amazon Package System, retention pond and recycling center.
Its expected that the development will house 22 to 26 school-age children, according to project Engineer Robert Stoudt, of Stoudt and Caldwell LLC.
The restaurant will be located next to the Marriott Town Place Suites.
“We have determined that there is a strong demand in this area for an extended stay hotel that will serve many of the large companies such as Amazon, Subaru and Burlington Coat Factory,” said Yoni Nevenansky, Weiss Properties senior vice president, in a statement.
Weiss Properties also developed The Avery in Willingboro, and said that its proposed development in the township will be similar. It also has residential developments in Somerville and commercial developments in North Brunswick, New Brunswick, Robbinsville and Miami Beach.