Orange, N.J.  – As APEX Orange Crossing receives its finishing touches PEEK Properties has announced leasing is expected to commence at the newly constructed 50-unit Class-A apartment-home property in Orange, N.J. in the coming weeks. Situated at 276 Reock St. in the city’s town center neighborhood, APEX is the first of three residential phases at the centrally located Orange Crossing, which occupies the corner of Reock, South Day and Freeway Drive West just one block from Orange Train Station and the historic Main Street Business District.

“With the upcoming lease launch at APEX Orange Crossing, all of us at PEEK Properties are extremely eager to open our doors and introduce the urban-chic APEX lifestyle to prospective tenants,” said Darla Rodriquez, director of property management. “As the flagship for Orange Crossing, APEX is raising the benchmark for luxury urban living by incorporating market-unique features and amenities rarely found in eastern Essex County.”

Offering a mix of studio (555 SF), one-bedroom (680 SF – 785 SF) and two-bedroom (1005 SF – 1070 SF) floorplans, APEX Orange Crossing market-rate rents range from $1,750 to $2,700.

Each apartment home comes with a standard video intercom, high ceilings, walk-in closets with shelving, upscale finishes and individually controlled eco-friendly HVAC systems. Other features include GE stainless-steel appliances with a dishwasher, mounted microwave and washer/dryer as part of the package; kitchen and bath Kohler faucets and quartz countertops; ceiling-mounted LED lights; and satin-chrome door hardware. Oversized windows also add to the daily-living experience with natural lighting and city-facing views.

“PEEK Properties is a long-term developer, owner and operator and as such, is committed to incorporating the highest-quality materials – such as Gypcrete flooring and wall materials to reduce sound – to deliver an unrivaled rental-living experience,” said Lourdes Lopez, director of operations. “Orange Crossing is well on its way to emerging as an important architectural landmark and a catalyst for advancing the town center neighborhood’s appeal among a tenant cohort of executives, managers and professional office workers who value walkability, transit and immediate-area dining and shopping.”

On-premises unique-to-market community amenities further elevate APEX Orange Crossing’s overall lifestyle experience. These range from a ground-floor gated garage with car-charging stations and automated parking system to smartphone-accessible keyless entry to all community spaces, including a 24/7 modern fitness center and automated package delivery center. APEX Orange Crossing also features storage rooms with secured lockers on floors five and six, a live-in superintendent, trash chutes on each floor and round-the-clock video surveillance.

In addition to APEX, Orange Crossing includes SUMMIT (99 apartment homes) and PINNACLE (91 apartment homes) as the second and third phases. Once completed in late 2022 and mid-2023, respectively, APEX residents also will have access to the amenities at SUMMIT and PINNACLE such as a rooftop terrace and lounge.

Orange Crossing aligns with the City of Orange’s revitalization plans targeting to the NJ Transit railroad right-of-way and Freeway Drive/Interstate 280. The area is bounded by South Essex Avenue to the west and South Center Street to the east.

Like many transit-centric/high-walk-score cities in North Jersey, the City of Orange is leveraging its NJ Transit train station to attract today’s upwardly mobile professional tenant base seeking citified suburban living. Located at 75 Lincoln Ave., the station is a major transit artery for the Morris & Essex Lines with connections to Secaucus Junction and NY Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan with service to Hoboken Terminal.