Village of St. Peter senior housing complex opens in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE — A temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued for the Village of St. Peter, the Camden Diocese’s sixth senior citizen housing complex, and the 73 units are now available for leasing.

Curtis Johnson, executive director of the Diocesan Housing Services Corp. for the diocese, said the only things left to be done are cosmetic such as painting the community room.

“The units themselves are move-in ready,” he said. “Each of the 73 units has one-bedroom for a total of three rooms while the 74th unit has two bedrooms for the live-in manager.”

Johnson noted that the complex will have a social service coordinator who will be working for the corporation to help the tenants organize activities or to help them with various county and local services.

The Village of St. Peter is built on vacant land that had once housed a convent. “This complex has been planned since 2007,” said Johnson. “Ground was broken for the village in 2010. Along with our six senior complexes we also have one affordable living complex for families.”

The corporation is advertising the availability of the housing units in various church bulletins and local newspapers. Another senior citizens complex – called Benedict’s Place — is being planned for Cherry Hill. Ground is expected to be broken sometime in April.

Other senior citizens projects run by the diocese are Victorian Towers in Cape May City opened in 1973, followed by Village Apartments of Cherry Hill in 1983, Shepherds Farms in West Deptford opened in 2005, followed in 2007 by Stonegate at St. Stephen’s in Pennsauken, and Haven House at St. John of God in North Cape May in 2008.

Davenport Village in Hainesport, an affordable housing complex for families, was opened in 2001. Davenport Village has one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Tenants in the senior citizens complexes must be at least 62 years old. There is no age requirement for Davenport Village.

Interested persons can call 856-342-4150 to request a Village at St. Peter’s application for the Village at St. Peter’s.

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