Gran Kriegel Associates Completes Linden Senior Housing Project Print
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:44

The John T. Gregorio Towers, a seven-story, 78-unit senior housing project in Linden, New Jersey, designed by Gran Kriegel Associates, has been completed.
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A development of the City of Linden Housing Corporation, the project is named for former Linden mayor John T. Gregorio.  The building is located in a residential neighborhood overlooking a public park

Funded by the Housing and Urban Development Authority (H.U.D.) and the Linden Housing Corporation, the complex features a multipurpose room, which is served by a commercial kitchen. This communal space accommodates dining and special events, also serving the adjacent existing buildings, which are part of the Linden senior housing complex. There is also a generous outdoor area for individual and group functions. Resident interaction is further facilitated by tenant lounges on each floor as well as a number of activity rooms; laundry, visiting physician, beauty salon and computer room.

The one-bedroom residences feature windows with built-in blinds, vinyl wood plank floors and panel doors. Typical apartments are handicap adaptable, meeting all Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards. One apartment on each floor is fully accessible for site and hearing impaired tenants.

The construction consists of load bearing masonry walls and precast concrete plank. The new building, at seven stories, bridges the scale between the existing 11-story buildings and the adjacent residential neighborhood. The multi-colored brick facades with light green metal windows and entrances give the building a non-institutional, less formal feeling than conventional projects of this type.

Founded in 1965, Gran Kriegel Associates is a full service architecture and planning firm providing creative, effective solutions for a wide range of public, commercial, and residential clients. The firm has completed a diverse range of projects, from new housing, educational, commercial and retail facilities to complex renovations and restoration of historic buildings.  Gran Kriegel Associates also specializes in urban design and planning, project programming and feasibility analysis.


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