Construction of Camden’s Branch Village enters final phase in
CAMDEN – City, county and state officials kicked off the final phase of construction at Branch Village in the Centerville section of Camden on Wednesday morning.
The project will add 58 new apartments for Camden seniors, with a total of 250 new units in the $ 120 million redevelopment of the Clement T. Branch housing complex.
The apartments are intended for the elderly and families earning less than 60% of the median income in the area. They are being built by The Michaels Organization, which has built or redeveloped several social housing projects in Camden.
The redevelopment is funded in part by the CHOICE Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, a federal program focused on housing, people and neighborhoods. The city’s housing authority won a grant of $ 13.2 million in 2016 for Branch Village.
Once the work is completed, the 250 units will also have a clubhouse with shared kitchen and dining room and a medical clinic. The complex will also include a rain garden and a green area.
Phaedra Trethan has been a journalist and editor in South Jersey since 2007 and has been covering Camden since 2015. She has lived in South Jersey since 1971. Contact her with your comments, advice or questions about [email protected], on Twitter @CP_Phaedra, or by phone at 856-486-2417.
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