An old, deserted former factory site may soon have life again.
The Delanco Township Joint Land Use Board granted final major site plan approval June 1 to Delanco Family Apartments Urban Renewal LLC.
In addition to 64 affordable apartment units, there will be one site manager's unit and other improvements to the property, referred to as the Rhawn Factory site.
The site, at 200 Rhawn St., is near the intersection of Rhawn and Coopertown roads, adjacent to the New Jersey Transit Delanco Rail station and bordering Rancocas Creek.
All existing buildings at the site have been demolished and industrial uses removed.
According to the builder, the Walters Group, construction could begin by October and will take 12 to 15 months to complete, with the first occupants moving in nine or 10 months after work first starts.
The eight, two-story buildings will feature eight units each, with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom rental units leased exclusively to tenants whose incomes are at or below 60 percent of the area median income, qualifying it as a "low- and moderate-income housing development."