Recently, contractors announced the grand opening of a new apartment facility in Freehold Township, NJ, specifically designed and built for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).  Del-Sano Contracting, headquartered in Union, NJ, announced its completion of the facility, which is called Kershaw Commons. 

The luxury-style, affordable housing facility provides residents with barrier free apartments complete with accessibility features, some of which include automated door openers on the apartment entry doors, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, 42-inch wide doors throughout the apartments, accessible kitchen cabinets with roll under access, and roll-in shower units with additional grab bars. 

Kershaw Commons is located near the CentraState Medical Center’s MS Center, and the MS Wellness Center. Residents can also enjoy close proximity to shopping, entertainment, and restaurant locations. 

Angelo Del Russo, CEO of Del-Sano, re-emphasizes the facility location’s benefits, “Kershaw Commons not only offers state-of-the-art features for the resident, but is also perfectly located to enable access to the numerous community amenities.” Del Russo adds, “Building a facility that addresses the unique needs of individuals living with MS was a very rewarding experience.”

Mike Elkow, regional executive vice president, Northeast Region of the National MS Society, highlights Del Russo’s efforts to determine the needs of the potential residents, “Del Russo took the time to travel to Minnesota to personally meet people who had MS that lived in a similar project. [Del Russo] spoke with the group about what they like best in their housing project as well as gathering what they would change. These thoughts served as the basis from which Kershaw Commons was built.”

Regan Development, headquartered in Ardsley, NY, funded the project. The company’s vice president, Ken Regan, voiced the company’s pride in working with the project’s development team and adds, “Kershaw Commons serves as a model for what we hope will be many affordable, accessible supportive housing complexes throughout the country, helping people with MS live independent and fruitful lives.”

Source: Del-Sano Contracting