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Russo Development’s Vermella Union abounds with amenities (slideshow)

Russo Development has redefined the residential experience for the renter-by-choice with a destination right outside their personal space.

Vermella Union’s amenities space, which totals more than 80,000 square feet, opened January 10 at the 415-unit luxury residential community across from Kean University in Union. Access to the common areas, fulfilling Russo’s vision to provide a resort-living concept at attainable rents in a transit-friendly location, comes as a response to the growing demand for resort lifestyles.

“The Vermella Union community represents an opportunity to not only exceed even the most demanding expectations but to invent a place that is absolutely one-of-a-kind in its offerings,” said Adam Pasternack, president of Russo Property Management. “There is such a wide variety of experiences here, it allows everyone to customize the community around how they want to live. Vermella Union anticipates what our residents want which makes them feel that this community was built expressly for them.”

Vermella Union consists of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens, in-home washers and dryers, wide-plank flooring, 9-foot ceilings, and a wide window line with custom treatments. The amenities space features a rooftop lounge atop its multi-story entertainment, fitness and lifestyle offerings.

The Union Club

Its centerpiece is the 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, The Union Club, designed to accommodate everything from large gatherings to quiet co-working nooks. An array of activation areas including an interactive children’s playroom, private business lounge, five-sport simulator, high-tech screening room, and professional demonstration kitchen provide a unique set of extras for residents.

“Vermella Union’s apartments are generously sized, but the extension of the home through our amenities program sets us apart from any other community available in the New York Metro area, in New Jersey, and possibly the country,” Pasternack said.

The Union Club’s fully-equipped fitness center features state-of-the-art equipment, a yoga room, Fitness on Demand, a CrossFit area, and an array of free weights.

Directly outside the Union Club, the fire pit, private grilling stations and outdoor dining areas – adjacent to the resort-style pool and sundeck – provide relaxation and recreation. Even four-legged family members will feel at home in Vermella Union’s accessorized dog park.

At full build-out, Vermella Union’s 42-acre campus-style community will include more than 1,250 luxury apartments across from Kean’s 16,000-student campus and new business school building, and the Union Train Station, minutes from the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

The adjoining Shoppes at Vermella boasts dining options including Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera Bread, &Pizza, and Habit Burger as well as everyday conveniences such as CVS Pharmacy.

Linda Lindner
Linda Lindner covers real estate and is the managing editor for NJBIZ.

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