—Del-Sano Contracting Corporation has completed the HELP USAGenesis II Urban Renewal Project in Newark. Also known as the Newark Clinton Avenue Homes, the project will provide housing for low-income and veteran families in Newark’s South Ward.
Located at 634 Clinton Avenue, the Genesis II Urban Renewal project is a mid-rise,residential building comprised of four stories and totaling 56 units. The residents will qualify as low-income individuals and families as well as disabled veterans.
The sustainable housing complex is completing the evaluation process for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) Platinum certification.
Newark Clinton Avenue Homes includes one-, two- and three-bedroom rental units; a community room;; a lounge; an exercise room; a children's playroom; a computer room; and a laundry room for residents.
As part of its sustainability, the property includes high-performance building and sustainable features, indoor air quality design, low emissions products and building materials, a vegetative green roof with a hardscaped terrace and indoor parking garage.
The architect on the project was Kramer Marks Architects of Ambler, Pa. and the structural and site engineers were Betzwood Associates PC of Phoenixville, Pa. and Maser Consulting P.A. of Red Bank, respectively.
HELP USA, an organization providing housing and the supportive services for the homeless and people in need, created the Genesis model in 1992 in which it provides a permanent service-enriched housing model for formerly homeless, low income and special needs households.