Residential housing comes to Fort Monmouth

By Emily Bader
Oceanport | May 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

East Gate, a collection of residences at the historic Fort Monmouth, has officially opened, developer RPM Development Group announced Monday.

East Gate is the first residential element to come about from the Fort Monmouth redevelopment effort, which will ultimately have housing, office space, retail, entertainment and dining, recreational areas and social amenities.

“There’s a wealth of leisure-time activities within the grounds of Fort Monmouth, including waterfront dining, picturesque nature trails and scenic common outdoor spaces,” said Michael Hong, assistant vice president of development at RPM.  “The Fort Athletic Club, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility, is expected to open this fall and future site plans call for other exciting new amenities and services such as a bowling center and microbrewery.”

The fort’s former Officer’s Housing buildings have been redeveloped into East Gate, which is comprised of 68 townhomes, duplexes and single-family homes.

Developer RPM said it has blended original building exteriors dating back to the early 20th century with modern interiors boasting large living spaces and contemporary finishes.

The residences range from the high-$400,000s to the mid-$700,000s with initial occupancy slated for August.

East Gate is the first residential component brought to market in Fort Monmouth and there’s clearly a very high level of interest in living in the emerging neighborhood,” Hong said.  “The community has already generated a strong response from a wide range of buyer types – from millennial first-time buyers and those moving up to larger homes to empty-nesters interested in scaling down from no-longer-needed single-family residences.  They’ve all been highly intrigued by East Gate’s best-of-both-worlds scenario that combines old world charm with modern interior living spaces.

Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the buildings’ interiors to create new two- and three-story homes.

“The interior redesign has resulted in spacious and chic homes that will captivate the marketplace by offering buyers a distinctive housing alternative to what is commonly found in the area,” Hong said. “The buildings’ former use has allowed us to create a very unique living experience that blends the nostalgia of simpler times with a modern Monmouth County lifestyle.”

The properties sit within close proximity to the New Jersey beaches, entertainment and dinng, New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver train station, Routes 35, 36, and 18, and the Garden State Parkway.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader