TOMS RIVER – Toms River Township officials cut the ribbon on the Legion Square Village Apartments, a brand new redevelopment project located in Downtown Toms River, on Dec. 14.
Located at 245 Main St., the Legion Square Village Apartments hold 55 units, 51 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedroom. The units come equipped with major appliances, such as a dishwasher, washer and dryer, granite countertops, carpeting, central air-conditioning, energy-efficient gas heat, and a high-end security system among many other amenities, according to owner Phillip Celler.
Township officials were happy to see the complex finally open its doors to the public, noting that it will be a great addition to the downtown area.
“Downtown is very important to us…and [this is] one thing we always wanted to preserve the character of the downtown area,” said Freeholder Joe Vicari.
Vicari said that one thing the township has always wanted for the downtown area was more foot traffic, which he believes Legion Square will bring. The Legion Square Village Apartments are located right around the corner from the heart of Downtown Toms River, walking distance from popular local eateries and shops.
“The town square is developing and we need more and more people,” Vicari added.
President of the Business Improvement District and local attorney Robert Shea was also in attendance at the grand opening in support of the project.
“[The Celler family] are absolute jewels coming to this area, investing…this is probably one of the largest investments in downtown in decades,” said Shea. “We’re very proud of what they did…it’s just a sign of things to come.”
Both Vicari and Shea emphasized that the new apartments would bring families with children, as well as increase local commerce at downtown businesses.
According to Celler, the complex is already “over 25 percent accounted for.”
“It’s an exciting project, updated, high end cabinets, granite countertops, security system everywhere,” said Celler.
The project began construction in April 2017 and is now open to the public.
“We got four living here and another 11 are going to be moving in soon, so anyone can move in at this point,” he added.
The one-bedroom units cost $1,300 a month. The two-bedrooms, $1,650.
For those interested in moving into the fast-paced downtown area, applications for the Legion Square Village Apartments can be found at legionsquareonline.com.
For more information, call 732-927-1110 or visit the Rental Office onsite, open from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days a week.