INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS, SPRINGWOOD CENTER
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Retail, Restaurant, Affordable Housing, Senior Center, Offices, Police Substation, New Ground Up Building
Shore Point Architecture
Ben Harvey Construction completed construction of the award winning building; Springwood Center. It is a 27,500 square foot, three story, mixed use building.
This building is the latest redevelopment project that is revitalizing Asbury Park as both a residential and economic hub and one of New Jersey’s premier resort towns.
The prime mover behind Springwood Center is Interfaith Neighbors, Inc. and Asbury Park-based non-profit supported by over 45 congregations. Since its founding 1988, Interfaith Neighbors has been helping the local community by providing rental assistance to working poor families, operating Meals on /wheel, the Youth Corps of Monmouth County, and developing affordable housing.
The project generated 112 construction jobs and resulted in 44 full-time and 10 part-time jobs for area residents.
The architectural striking building provides commercial uses on the first floor, a permanent home for the Asbury Park Senior Center on the second floor, and eight units of affordable housing on the third floor,. Also on site are the local Chamber of commerce, offices for the local police department, Interfaith’ s Business Development Center and a non-profit job training program via the ground floor’s Kula Café. The café both provides good food at affordable prices in welcoming environment for locals and NJ Transit commuters, and prepares local youth for job opportunities as hosts and waitstaff in nearby restaurants.