BURLINGTON, NJ—Ingerman begins constructiontoday on an affordable rental community that will help transform an“under-used” industrial site here into a new city neighborhood.

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Apartments at the Mill will have 65 totalapartments - one-, two- and three- bedrooms. The development willanchor a larger redevelopment of five new buildings. An existingmill structure on the 2.4-acre site will be renovated and convertedinto a community center with 11 residential units above.

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“At Ingerman, we pride ourselves on developing housingcommunities that enhance the surrounding region and positivelycontribute to the quality of life of local residents,” saidBrad Ingerman, president and CEO. He is to joinlocal officials at an official ground=breaking ceremony for theproject today.

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While there is a long history of municipal opposition toaffordable rental housing development in New Jersey, Burlington'smayor, James Fazzone, says his city welcomes thepotential for renewed vitality at the site, which is near an NJTransit bus stop and within walking distance of shops andrestaurants.

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Last fall, Ingerman received Community Development Block Grantfunding and also $3.5 million in tax credits to further fouraffordable housing projects in Middlesex, Ocean and Burlingtoncounties. The Burlington development at 505 Mitchell Ave. wasawarded $1.16 million in tax credits.

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Ingerman is currently compiling a contact list of prospectiveresidents for Apartments at the Mill. The company has developed 85communities with more than 6,700 residential units since1988.

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