Housing within New Jersey has seen massive amounts of demand as working from home has become an important part of the job market.
Thanks to the COVID pandemic, many jobs that previously required staff to work in an office, switched to where now you can work from home. Well, now 190 new apartments are being built right here in Middlesex County.
According to MycentralJersey.com Due to the increase in stay-at-home jobs, many out-of-state residents mainly from New York moved to New Jersey as a way to save money on housing while still earning a higher income.
Though as we saw this caused an issue within The Great Garden State where homes were being sold at much higher rates than they were previously. So one could say that finding affordable housing had become unnecessarily more difficult. Well if you’re one of those looking for an apartment in New Jersey, there’s some good news.
Located in Milltown along Ryders Lane is about 8.96 acres that are set to become 190 new apartments with about 38 of them being designated as “affordable units”.
This will be replacing the current shopping center that holds stores like Acme. The Planning Board approved what will become six three-story apartment complexes. Each has a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.
Now owned by Arisa Urban Renewal the housing plan does not at this time include the nearby Target which Arisa also owns the land. However, this apartment complex will see a lot more traffic as its frontage will be on Ryders Lane, County Route 617, and the New Jersey Turnpike.
What can already be a traffic-heavy area, may become worse. Though this also has the upside of bringing the economy into the area.