More high-end rental housing helps boost Middletown

via – MIDDLETOWN – Employees from the Town of Wallkill’s growing medical corridor and older renters are driving demand for high-end housing on the southern edge of Middletown – part of the changing face of this post-industrial, blue-collar city.

On Thursday, the sounds of nails being driven into wood could be heard on Schindler Court at Southgate Middletown, a 306-unit luxury rental housing complex off James P. Kelly Way.

Between the two projects, nearly 500 new high-end rentals will be added to the city.

Rents for the one- and two-bedroom apartments at Southgate are expected to start at $1,575, with the highest-priced units to go as high as $2,250 a month.

Southgate is being developed by Sterling Properties, a Livingston, N.J., developer and former owner of Sterling Parc, a separate 192-unit complex that overshadows James P. Kelly Way