The developer behind a proposed affordable housing facility for artists launched a month-long online survey yesterday to help shape the Rahway Residence for the Arts, a 69-unit project planned for the former Elizabethtown Gas Building.
Performing and visual artists are encouraged to complete the 10-minute survey at RahwayArtistHousing Survey.org.
The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation (AFHDC), which is developing the project with Newark-based Crawford Street Partners and Ingerman Group of Cherry Hill, held an event yesterday at the Hamilton Stage for the Arts to tout the survey, which will solicit input from artists from metropolitan New York to Trenton.
“We are asking people in the performing, entertainment and visual arts communities about their preferences and needs,” AFHDC President and CEO Scott Weiner said in a press release. Responses will help shape the design and amenities of the proposed development for the two-story building at Central and Hamilton avenues.
AFHDC was designated as redeveloper of the site this past spring, after presenting a concept plan to the Redevelopment Agency. Construction is expected to begin next year.