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The RiverGrove Family Apartments Project was recognized as the “Leading Neighborhood Revitalization Partnership” of New Jersey at this year’s Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. MidAtlantic Engineering played a vital role in the success of this endeavor. 

As the project engineering team, MidAtlantic’s participation was key. Their team of professionals applied two decades of experience in real estate uses and the land development industry to ensure a well-developed and executed plan of action. They provided a combination of support from engineering, architecture, permitting, and surveying to overall construction management.

William J. Parkhill, Principal said “Our engineers and support team are honored to be part of the RiverGrove project partnership. We are proud of the extensive collaboration and dedication to excellence that made this endeavor possible. This project has achieved and maintained 100% occupancy, which proves the quality of work and future stability of the neighborhood.”

The idea for RiverGrove sprung from the pressing need for affordable and flexible housing for families in the area. The project includes 68 meticulously designed units scattered over fourteen separate parcels of land on South Avenue, Grove Street, Spruce Street, and Ellis Street in Bridgeton. Each unit includes a gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and ample living space; and the community provides 24-hour emergency maintenance, dedicated off-street parking, and access to a community center. 

This visionary project was a collaboration between Eastern Pacific Development, the Cumberland Empowerment Zone, and the Gateway Community Action Partnership. Financing has been made possible through various channels, including the New Jersey Housing Mortgage Financing Authority Program, a $3 million loan commitment from USDA, and support from the City of Bridgeton, Enterprise Community Investments, and TD Bank. This $20,300,000 development is certainly poised to elevate the living standards of the community and families in the Southeast Gateway Neighborhood.