Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna was thrilled.
As he stood beside Tantum Real Estate founder and President Debra Tantleff and development partner Joe Bezzone and cut a bright red ribbon signifying the grand opening of The Element at Red Bank, he said the boutique urban infill development will help change the heart of downtown Red Bank.
“Here beside the Riverside Gardens Park, on one of the most desirable stretches in the borough, The Element at Red Bank provides a living experience that preserves the unique character of this historic downtown,” Menna said.
“This landmark development is a game-changer, proving we can add high-quality housing options to our community in a way that coheres with our vision for the future of Red Bank.”
The Element, located at 55 W. Front St., is surrounded by various retailers and restaurants, as well as landmarks including the Count Basie Theater and Red Bank’s New Jersey Transit train station. It faces the Navesink River and Riverside Gardens Park and is neighbor to the Trinity Episcopal Church.
The complex offers 35 one- and two-bedroom, pet-friendly apartments that are designed to balance residents’ active lifestyles, while offering private, luxurious and serene living spaces. Among its community features are an outdoor terrace, secured parking and storage cages. Individual residences are equipped with stainless steel appliances, wood-plank flooring and wireless thermostats.
Tantleff said The Element is a true reflection of its name, with the sophisticated design of architectural materials and the rich earth tones of the interior design.
“Combine that with the superior lifestyle afforded by our proximity to downtown, parks and entertainment,” she said. “The Element offers a living experience that reflects all the elements that Red Bank and the surrounding area have to offer.”
The years of hard work that Tantleff and her team put into imagining The Element were worthwhile for the acclaimed rising star of New Jersey’s housing development industry.
“It’s an extraordinary project; it’s an exquisite building,” she said. “It captures the essence of Red Bank. We were able to work with the municipality in a way to help effectuate things going forward.”
State Sens. Vin Gopal (D-Ocean Twp.) and Declan O’Scanlon (R-Holmdel) were among guests who attended the ceremony.