Cornerstone at Branchburg phase 2 construction underway

Walters Builds 150-unit income-restricted senior community

The second phase of Cornerstone at Branchburg in Somerset County has begun, according to developer Walters.

When completed, the new, premium, 55-and-over income-restricted apartment community will offer 150 housing units. Located at 1000 Cornerstone Drive, the development’s sustainable design will attain LEED and Energy Star certifications.

“We’re very proud to bring this high-quality, energy-efficient community to Branchburg,” said Joseph Del Duca, partner and director of affordable housing for Walters. “Senior residents will benefit from having an affordable housing option with services and amenities in a safe and desirable setting.”

Situated on a 11.7-acre site, the phased development consists of two, three-story buildings. The project broke ground in May 2021 with construction now proceeding on both buildings. The first building is slated for completion by December and projected completion of the second building is spring of 2023.

Apartment floor plans include one- and two-bedroom residences, ranging from approximately 700 to 900 square feet. Cornerstone at Branchburg features community spaces for socializing, exercising and accessing computer workstations. A staffed social services coordinator will be available upon request.

Every residence features a full-size washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops, and blinds in every room. Outdoor areas will offer seating areas with gas grills.