Unused Colonia School Site Will Become New Affordable Senior Housing Community

COLONIA — Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac joined representatives from Ingerman and BCM Affordable Housing Friday to break ground on Reinhard Manor, a new affordable senior housing community at 350 Outlook Avenue in Colonia.

The groundbreaking marks the start of construction on a project that will transform the long-vacant and unused School 2/16 property in Colonia into a vibrant new community of 62 one- and two-bedroom affordable rental residences for seniors.

Ingerman, a leading developer, manager and builder of multi-family apartment communities, was granted $8.65 million in tax credits over 10 years and $4.8 million in Community Development Block Grant money to develop Reinhard Manor. The company is partnering with BCM Affordable Housing, which specializes in creating attractive housing and viable communities that families and seniors call home, and is developing the community in cooperation with the Woodbridge Affordable Housing Corporation.

“Today’s groundbreaking represents a significant step toward achieving our goal of ensuring that all of our residents have access to quality, affordable residential options,” McCormac said. “Additionally, we celebrate Reinhard Manor’s role in enhancing the Colonia landscape by transforming the vacant, underused School 2/16 site into a vibrant new community. And, even better, no taxpayer or municipal dollars need be invested, as the entire project is funded through government grants, programs, and private investment. Woodbridge Township has experienced Ingerman’s first-class work before at Maple Tree Manor, and we’re excited by the company’s continued investment in our community,”

“Reinhard Manor is an excellent example of our commitment to delivering high-quality affordable housing developments that positively contribute to the local community,” said Brad Ingerman, president and CEO of Ingerman. “We’ve had great success partnering with Woodbridge Township in the past, and we’re confident that this senior housing development will effectively build on the relationship we’ve established with the Township and its residents. Since announcing plans for the community late last year, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Added Bruce Morgan, president of BCM Affordable Housing: “We commend Woodbridge Township and Mayor McCormac for their leadership in supporting responsible development that will have a positive impact on the entire community. We are proud to be creating a high-quality residential development that will not only meet demand for affordable senior housing, but will also contribute to the Township’s exceptional quality of life.”

Ingerman is currently compiling a contact list of prospective residents for Reinhard Manor. Seniors interested in joining the list or learning more about the development can call 732-428-0300.

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