Project Info

Project TypePreservation
Total Units75
CompletedMarch 2014

Award Winner

  • NJ Future Smart Growth Award
  • NJ Planning Officials Achievement in Planning Award
  • Supportive Housing Award, Large-Scale Development

Springside School Apartments

Burlington Township NJ

Springside School Apartments is an affordable supportive housing community located in Burlington Township, NJ. Now designated as both a National and State Historic Landmark building, the former Springside Elementary School was originally built in 1915 as a one-room schoolhouse. For almost 100 years the school proudly provided the local community with elementary education, finally closing its doors in 2008.

In the fall of 2010, K&A was hired by the development partners to oversee the historically-sensitive adaptive reuse of the existing school, as well as the design of a new, two-story building addition which would ultimately house forty-three (43) of the apartment community’s seventy-five (75) total units aimed at serving low- to moderate-income seniors and adults with mental illness. The addition was designed in compliance with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service requirements.

The new Springside School community offers a fully accessible and contemporary living experience for seniors, providing a full range of modern amenities and a variety of social, medical and community-oriented services. Each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen outfitted with Energy Star appliances, generous living and dining room areas, fully accessible bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, and individually controlled, energy efficient heating and cooling systems that meet the Energy Star Homes Program requirements.

Building-wide amenities include a large community room in what was the former school auditorium, an exercise room, a computer lab with internet access, a TV lounge, and an office for visiting physicians. Non-emergency medical and supportive counseling services are also designed into the community’s program, covering nutrition, education, vocation and substance abuse.


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