Former Rodeway Inn Could See Revival As Affordable Housing

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The Rodeway Inn along the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township could be revived as garden apartments and townhouses, according to a developer’s plan that will go before EHT’s planning board on Monday.

Eastern Pacific Development is seeking preliminary site plan approval for an affordable housing project that would turn the existing 77-unit motel into one-and two-bedroom garden apartments. Nine additional townhouses with two- and three- bedroom units would also be built, according to the planning board agenda. The developer is also proposing to demolish an existing office building on the site and add a children’s play area and a community area.

“There’s a significant need for affordable housing right now,” said Hans Alpert, chief executive of Eastern Pacific Development. The project will be financed with tax credits, he added.

The Vineland-based developer has done other affordable-housing projects in the area as well as the renovation of the Landis Theater.

The project is in the Pinelands area of Egg Harbor Township, which means it is subject to additional development rules.

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