Prism marks construction progress at Dunellen Station

Dunellen Station, the multifamily and retail redevelopment of the former Art Color industrial facility at 100 S. Washington Ave. in Dunellen being completed by Prism Capital Partners, marked the frame-out of the project’s first building this week.

Upon completion, Dunellen Station will include 194 one- and two-bedroom market-rate rental apartments, 58 units reserved for low- and moderate-income residents and 10,000 square feet of street-level retail. The property also will include 130 for-sale townhouses, to be developed by K. Hovnanian Cos.

Dunellen Station sits adjacent to the borough’s vibrant, walkable downtown, directly across from the train station.

Mayor Jason Cilento said the project, scheduled to be finished next spring, is a key to the borough’s future.

“This is the beginning of a renaissance for our borough,” he said. “The future is bright, and Dunellen Station is helping us ignite the spark.”

Cilento thanked past and current municipal and Middlesex County officials for their support of the project, including former Mayor Robert Seader.

“Dunellen Station will bring new housing options and new residents to invest dollars in our downtown,” he said. “Prism Capital Partners also is committed to bringing quality tenants into the retail space. I thank them for investing in our community.”

Robert Fourniadis, Prism’s senior vice president, residential, said the project is moving along despite the pandemic.

“COVID-19-related concerns delayed a formal ceremony for the groundbreaking of this long-anticipated, transit-oriented community, but its progress is moving along at a steady pace,” he said. “Dunellen Station is a living example of municipal government and developers working together to benefit communities for the long term.”