Second Phase of 110-Unit Affordable Housing Project Opens

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorFlanders, N.J.–Mt. Olive Manor’s Phase II, a 50-unit federally subsidized affordable housing project in Flanders, N.J., opened recently. It is located adjacent to the 60-unit first phase of the project.Del-Sano served as the general contractor for the $8.9 million project, which was funded largely through the Section 202 HUD program. Mt. Olive Manor II is professionally managed by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.“Since the project is adjacent to Mt. Olive Manor I and they share several common areas, it was important to create a smooth transition during construction and minimize disruption to current residents at the existing facility,” says Del-Sano CEO Angelo Del Russo. “The project complex has been designed and built with affordability and energy efficiency in mind.”Del-Sano achieved Energy Star certification for Mt. Olive Manor II for adhering to strict guidelines for the way the site was developed and will continue to use energy, water, and materials to reduce the impact on human health and the environment, as outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   Mt. Olive Manor II, which features one-bedroom apartments, has been outfitted with a key-fob entry/security system and the wiring for cable and data services. Other features include hallways lined with handrails, handicapped-accessible showers and an intercom system that connects directly with the building management office.