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First Phase Of Mill Creek Gardens Opens

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The new low-rise complex will consist of two-to four-bedroom units. Montgomery Gardens, built in 1953, had six high-rise buildings and 440 residential units. It was demolished in 2015.

Of the 126-mixed income units, Mill Creek Gardens will offer 121 modern affordable housing units to working families.

“Preserving and increasing the amount of safe and affordable housing throughout the city is a major priority as our community continues to grow,” Fulop said in a statement. ... This next phase is a big step toward providing more working families with an affordable and safe place to call home.”

Within the new development, three streets are named for three distinguished Jersey City residents: Dr. Johnathan C. Gibbs Jr., Professor Jean Anyon and Mary Ward.

Gibbs was a Jersey City surgeon, physician and founder of the Gibbs Memorial Health Center. Anyon was a scholar of education policy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York who studied inner-city school systems. Ward helped found the first African-American Catholic church in Jersey City — Christ the King on Ocean Avenue.

The Mill Creek project is funded in part by $2.5 million from the Jersey City Housing Authority and another $2 million from the Jersey City Affordable Housing Trust Funds.

“Jersey City is developing rapidly,” said Lynne Patton, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “To see the rebirth of the distressed Montgomery Gardens site and its beautiful new construction that will serve as the new home to dozens of low-income Jersey City families is the reason why HUD exists.”

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