Members of the Thriven Design team were proud to be in Newark, NJ, Monday for the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of Millard Terrell Homes, joining longtime affordable housing project partner The Alpert Group, the Newark Housing Authority, and Newark’s Mayor Ras J. Baraka to celebrate the start of construction.

Phase I of Millard Terrell Homes, for which Thriven Design provided architecture, engineering, energy consulting, and planning services, creates a 69-unit mixed-use community with a range of affordable one- and two-bedroom units age-restricted for senior residents. Below the four stories of apartments is an entire floor reserved for a lobby, management office, supportive services center, and utility room. The development of the first phase received financial support from the state with its award of $8.9 million in NJEDA Aspire tax credits last July.

Master planning for the multiphase redevelopment of Millard Terrell Homes was facilitated by Thriven Design’s planning team and began with a series of workshops with residents, local civic groups, and the City of Newark, completed in 2018. The team led a community-driven process to reimagine the deteriorating public housing site and develop it into a thriving multi-phased, mixed-use community. The plan, now in implementation, serves as a roadmap to create a safe, attractive, and equitable community that connects the new Riverfront Park to the core of the city’s Ironbound neighborhood.


Read more about the groundbreaking ceremony from Real Estate NJ, here.