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Michaels Receives Approval For First Step In Ablett Village Redevelopment


The City of Camden Planning Board has recently approved plans to build 78 affordable housing townhomes in place of the 80-year old Ablett Village public housing complex in the Cramer Hill neighborhood of Camden, NJ, as part of Michaels’ redevelopment plans for the community. 

Demolition of 10 existing buildings and new construction on the site at East State Street and River Avenue are expected to start late next year.

Once completed, the 78 new units will be dispersed in 12 buildings and will include 62 two-bedroom homes, 14 three-bedroom homes and two four-bedroom homes. 

During construction, residents displaced by the redevelopment will be moved to Cramer Hill Family homes – three new family townhomes being built by Michaels and the Housing Authority in Cramer Hill, which are expected to be completed as early as October 2022 through February of 2023. 

More than 600 residents call Ablett Village – the oldest operating public housing community in the city – home. Additional phases of the Ablett Village redevelopment will also include 55 age-restricted (62 and older) apartments at 24th Street and Pierce Avenue that will be completed in the fall of 2023.

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