City of Orange Township Officials Leads VIP Contingent to Celebrate Opening of New Collection of 24 Luxury Homes Situated Adjacent to NJ Transit Orange Station
(L-R): Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director of HMFA Joaquin Bouzas, Principal at Inglese Engineering and Architecture Donna Williams, Councilmember-At-Large & Council President for the City of Orange Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive Edward Martoglio, President of RPM Development Marty Mayes, Director of Planning & Development and the Department of Public Works Thomas P Giblin, Assemblyman of District 34 [Blocked] Dr. Lanel D. Guyton, Reverend of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church Marie Mascherin, Chief Lending Officer of NJ Community Capital
RPM Development Group has launched sales at Linc 52 at Orange Station, a new five-story condominium building being developed in the City of Orange Township, N.J. as part of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s (NJHMFA) CHOICE program.
City of Orange Township, N.J. officials joined Anthony Marchetta, the Executive Director of the NJHMFA, county and state officials and development principals on April 18th for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of the building, which is conveniently located steps from New Jersey Transit’s Orange Train Station with quick 30-minute access to New York City’s Penn Station via the Midtown Direct line.
“The City of Orange is recognized for its transit-oriented lifestyle and Linc 52 will serve as a model for smart growth and sustainable development at Orange Station,” says Ed Martoglio, President of Montclair, N.J.-based RPM Development Group. “We’re delighted to introduce this signature residential address and deliver a 21st Century urban lifestyle in a sleek and modern building, with luxurious and spacious condominiums, in an ultra-convenient transit village, all at incredibly competitive pricing.”
Linc 52’s official debut to the public comes less than a month after the developer opened preview sales which resulted in more than 30% of the building’s 24 homes already sold. The building offers a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums, priced from the high-$180,000s to the mid-$300,000s. There’s also a select number of top-floor, two-story Penthouse condominiums that feature private, outdoor space.
Available for immediate occupancy, the residences range from 700 to 1,591 square-feet and boast many designer interior elements, including hardwood floors, spacious and open living areas, chef-inspired kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, high ceilings and expansive master bedroom suites with walk-in closets.
“Linc 52 has attracted a wide mix of buyers strongly drawn to its outstanding transit-oriented location and captivated by the opportunity to receive homes that provide a high level of quality, comfort and luxury at an affordable price,” says Michael Kehl, Executive Vice President of Builder Marketing Services Co., Inc., the building’s exclusive sales and marketing agent.
“We’ve had many young couples and single-professionals who appreciate the ability to reach business centers in New York City within a half hour, and then return to a brand new home in a welcoming and lively urban community. Empty-nesters looking to downsize have also expressed interest in the ease of living and convenience that comes with a maintenance-free, upscale condominium in the heart of an exciting and vibrant city setting.”
Adding to the appeal of Linc 52 is the building’s participation in the NJHMFA CHOICE program, which provides buyers access to innovative mortgage programs, such as 100% financing. The unique offer allows former renters and first-time buyers to purchase a home at Linc 52 with no money down and still maintain mortgage payments similar to monthly rental bills.
Designed by Inglese Architecture & Engineering, Linc 52’s glass-and-brick exterior creates an instantly recognizable residential building in the middle of Orange, N.J.’s transit hub. The elevator building’s unique triangular design maximizes views with some homes featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to allow for incredible light and heightened sense of space.
The close-knit community environment at Linc 52 is enhanced by a social and recreational amenity package that is highlighted by a decorated lobby, community room, an on-site fitness center located in Linc 32, the developer’s rental apartment community located adjacent to Linc 52. There’s also secured onsite underground parking.
Linc 52 has been created in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) standards for LEED ® certificationat the Platinum level. The Platinum designation is the highest possible level of certification, meaning the building features a considerable amount ofinnovative, eco-friendly components that lessen the strain on the surrounding neighborhoodand has been developed with environmentally-conscience design practices and construction materials and products. The building’s location near the Orange Train Station, which encourages the use of mass transportation and reduces dependence on automobiles, is another strong contributor to its sustainability.
The Energy Star-certified condominiums at Linc 52 include energy-saving light features, thermostats, water heaters and more which equates to significant discounts on monthly utility bills for homeowners.
Linc 52 combines with the neighboring Linc 32 upscale apartment building to create the overall Linc at Orange Station, a master planned redevelopment community. Linc 32 sits across a public road and walkway from Linc 52 and offers one, two-and three-bedroom rental homes plus loft duplexes. Apartments include high-end, condo-level finishes such as kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and breakfast bars, hardwood floors and plush carpeting. Monthly rents for the homes start at $1,600.
Linc 32 also offers a limited number of one-and two-bedroom duplex Penthouses, priced from $1,850 per month. The two-story homes offer well-planned layouts that provide the type of space and functionality today’s apartment hunters often seek, but rarely find. A select few of the Penthouse floorplans feature outdoor terraces.
In all, Linc at Orange Station offers upscale condominiums, rental homes and retail space centered around a vibrant pedestrian-friendly public plaza connecting the community to Orange’s Main Street corridor.
Situated at 32 and 52 Lincoln Avenue, Linc at Orange Station is in close proximity to a wealth of recreational, social, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Found within the City of Orange Township itself are renowned dining options such as Libretti’s, El Salvador and Star Tavern, as well as the Valley Arts District, a 15-block area dedicated to performing arts, gallery exhibits, live music and more. Additional opportunities can be found in nearby Newark, which is home to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Center and, the famed Ironbound District.
Recreational opportunities are also close by with a variety of outdoor activities available in Essex County Parks, including Branch Brook Park and South Mountain Reservation, and the area’s many golf courses. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the many small boutiques found throughout Orange Township and its neighboring municipalities and the many major national retailers at The Mall at Short Hills.
“Of course, the location of Linc at Orange Station brings everything within reach,” Mr. Kehl points out. “The building is a quick trip to Route 280 and the Garden State Parkway and just 25 minutes from Newark Airport. There’s also regional bus service right outside the community.”