NJ Community Earns 1st WELL Gold Certification

Clarus Maplewood is just the 13th property in the world to receive the designation from the International WELL Building Institute.
Clarus Maplewood

A boutique New Jersey community has earned WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Clarus Maplewood, developed by JMF Properties, is the first residential community to achieve WELL Certification in New Jersey and only the 13th in the world, according to IWBI.

“We designed every individual detail of Clarus Maplewood with the goal of achieving WELL certification and we are thrilled to be officially recognized for all of our work,” said Joe Forgione, founder & principal of JMF Properties, in prepared remarks.

Located in the heart of Maplewood, N.J., the 20-unit community opened in October 2017. Now fully leased, the building has street-level retail that includes Starbucks and BCB Bank. A NJ Transit station is a 2-minute walk from the property, which can take riders to Manhattan in approximately 35 minutes.

Resident amenities include a health studio with a wellness center, yoga and spin, resident lounge, billiards and a lobby with a double-sided fireplace. A digital, fitness-on-demand personal trainer is also available 24 hours a day in the virtual fitness room. The three-story building includes a parking garage with an electric car charger, community-owned bicycles for residents to share and personal storage space for residents.

Clarus Maplewood isn’t the first building to go green in the area—The Station House in Maplewood, N.J., constructed from the remains of a defunct police station, earned Fannie Mae’s Green Building Certification in April 2015.

Image courtesy of JMF Properties