Thriven Design was proud to join developer Pennrose, original site owner Glassboro Housing Authority (GHA), and other project partners for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Village at Harmony Garden on June 7, 2023.

The 10-acre site was once a public housing debacle in need of serious redevelopment and sat vacant for half a decade. But thanks to the GHA’s initial vision for a new affordable senior community, and the skillful planning and execution by the project team, the former development for low-income families was transformed for seniors 55+ and individuals with disabilities. The new residents can live and thrive in harmony within one 65-unit community situated in a prime location near Rowan Boulevard with a variety of local shops, services, and attractions. Pennrose partnered with PennReach to provide on-site supportive services for residents with autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, helping them to achieve daily living success.


The development includes a mix of one- and two-bedroom cottage-style apartments with various configurations – 14 units are accessible to residents with physical disabilities and eight units are accessible to residents with hearing and vision disabilities; additionally, 13 units are set aside for non-age restricted individuals with developmental disabilities and four are set aside for individuals over 55 with developmental disabilities. All units are 100% affordable, available at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) of Gloucester County, $39,100 for a single-person household.

This new affordable and supportive senior community will both enhance and contribute to the ongoing revitalization efforts of the southwestern section of the Borough of Glassboro and provide much-needed affordable housing to the area.