SOUTH ORANGE, NJ—EEA Industries LLC and SWH Residential Partners LLC broke ground yesterday on The Gateway, a community of luxury apartments and retail space located at 9 West South Orange Ave. in South Orange’s Village Center.

“The Gateway is aptly named because this redevelopment is a critical component of the Village’s Downtown Vision Plan and serves as the western gateway leading to our bustling central business district,” said Alex Torpey, South Orange Village president.

Upon completion, The Gateway will include 57 one- and two-bedroom residences, as well as a virtual concierge, and approximately 9,100 sq. ft. of retail space.

River Drive Construction is serving as construction manager for the project, which was designed by architectural firm Jarmel Kizel.