SOURCE: Del-Sano


June 07, 2012 10:27 ET

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker Participates in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for HELP Genesis Urban Renewal Project

Del-Sano Contracting Corp. Completes Construction of Environmentally-Friendly, High-Performance, Affordable Housing Complex

UNION, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Del-Sano Contracting Corporation, a general contracting, design/build and construction management services firm, today announced the completion of the HELP USA Genesis II Urban Renewal Project, also known as the Newark Clinton Avenue Homes. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony held on May 29th, numerous dignitaries, including Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, participated in recognizing the completion of this project that will provide housing for low income and veteran families in the South Ward of Newark.

Located at 634 Clinton Avenue, this sustainable housing complex is completing the evaluation process for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.

"Providing 56 more affordable housing opportunities to low income and veteran families was a perfect way to celebrate the end of Military Appreciation Month," said Angelo Del Russo, CEO of Del-Sano.

HELP USA, an organization providing housing and the supportive services for the homeless and people in need, created the Genesis model in 1992 in which it provides a permanent service-enriched housing model for formerly homeless, low income and special needs households.

The Genesis II Urban Renewal project is a mid-rise, multi-family, four-story, 56-unit residential building. The residents will qualify as low income individuals and families as well as disabled veterans. The LEED guided design is universal and includes one, two and three bedroom rental units; a community room; offices; a lounge; an exercise room; a children's playroom; a computer room; and a laundry room for the residents. It also includes numerous high performance building and sustainable features, indoor air quality design, low emissions products and building materials, a vegetative green roof with a hardscaped terrace, and indoor parking garage.

The architect on the project was Kramer Marks Architects of Ambler, Pa. and the structural and site engineers were Betzwood Associates PC of Phoenixville, Pa. and Maser Consulting P.A. of Red Bank, N.J., respectively.

About Del-Sano
Del-Sano Contracting Corporation is a leading provider of high quality general contracting construction, construction management and design build services. With a strong attention to detail, Del-Sano has been effectively providing its services to a wide array of clients since 1975. The company has been ranked by New York Construction magazine among the top general contractors in New Jersey. Del-Sano Contracting Corp and their team has built and managed projects for organizations in the healthcare, housing (i.e. affordable, special needs and aging communities), institutional, recreational, educational, corporate, and retail industries. Del-Sano is a member of the United States Green Building Council and is committed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for high performance buildings and sustainable construction. For more information on Del-Sano, visit

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