Del-Sano Contracting, general contractor of a $10.4 million, low-income senior housing HUD 202 project in Dumont, NJ, announced that the project is near 90% completion and is on schedule for its completion in December. The senior housing project is a planned 45,000-square-foot, four-story block/plank structure, faced with brick, stucco and precast heads and sills. The building will include 49 residential, one-bedroom senior-living units for residents age 62 and older. Each 540-square-foot apartment will be handicap-adaptable and will feature Energy Star fixtures and appliances, as well as thermal bypass details to assist in the efficient utilization of utilities. Del-Sano serves as the general contractor for the St. Mary’s project, which is owned by Domus Housing Corp. and Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. The project broke ground in August 2008, with the demolition of the former convent.
“The is the second senior housing project we have built for Domus and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark so we had already developed a wonderful working relationship,” noted Angelo Del Russo, CEO of Del-Sano Contracting. “One of the reasons this latest project has gone so well is the excellent communication among the Del-Sano team, owner, architect and trade contractors. As a result, we have had quick resolution to any issues that have arisen, and we are confident that this mindset will continue to serve the team well as we near completion.”