City Council Paves Way for Easton Ave. Redevelopment

September 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The bid for tax exemption status of a nine-story, mixed use building on Easton Avenue received a stamp of approval from the City Council, in a 4-0 vote at its Sept. 20 meeting.

Under the agreement, 78 Easton Ave. Urban Renewal LLC, a subsidiary of the Missouri-based Collegiate Development Group of St. Louis, Mo, will pay $1.1 million annually in lieu of taxes over ...

Council Still Weighing Tax Exemption for New Brunswick Building

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Whether a developer looking to build a nine-story, mixed-use building on Easton Avenue will receive a long-term tax exemption—and what the deal might look like—is up in the air.

For the second time, at its Sept. 6 meeting, the New Brunswick City Council voted to table the ordinance that would enshrine a tax agreement for a subsidiary of the Missouri-based ...

In New Brunswick, a Developer Builds Where Some Have Not

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Driving south on Somerset Street, the city comes to look a bit worn. By the time you pass Louis Street, the downtown's luxury skyscrapers are firmly in the rear view, and the typical college-student housing stock, aged in its own right, thins out.

Instead, as in other parts of this city, you're more likely to find big, multifamily houses—that actually ...

County Cleaning Up Contamination at Former Ferren Site

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Workers began cleaning up the former site of the Ferren Mall and parking deck this week near downtown New Brunswick, according to Middlesex County.

The move represents yet another step toward the property's future. While which tenants and what exactly will occupy the site remain unclear, it's poised to harbor high-rise towers featuring office, ...

Parking Authority Inks Deal for Ballet Space at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — When the much-anticipated New Brunswick Performing Arts Center rises from the rubble of two old theaters on Livingston Avenue, the city Parking Authority will control a greater portion of the project than first thought.

The authority's Board of Commissioners approved a resolution last week, at its Aug. 23 meeting, that will ultimately secure its ownership of a ...

Parking Authority Looks to Demolish Wells Fargo Drive-Thru

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Now that the Ferren Mall and parking deck has come down, the Wells Fargo drive-thru appears to be next in line.

The New Brunswick Parking Authority's executive director, Mitchell Karon, said he hopes to soon demolish the building. As of now, the bank stands unused at the intersection of Kirkpatrick and Church streets, across from Superfresh and the Wellness Plaza ...

Council Holds Off On Tax Exemption for New Brunswick Building

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It remains unclear whether the developer of a nine-story, mixed-use building at the corner of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street will land a long-term tax exemption, in exchange for an annual payment to the city.

The New Brunswick City Council was scheduled to hold a public hearing on the matter last night, Aug. 16, in City Hall. Afterward, the panel was ...

Council Considers $1.1M Annual Payment Instead of Taxes for Easton Avenue Building

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The developer that plans to construct a nine-story, mixed-use building off Easton Avenue could pay $1.1 million each year instead of property taxes, if the City Council adopts a proposed ordinance tonight.

The developer, a subsidiary of the Missouri-based Collegiate Development Group, won approval from the city's zoning board in June to put up a 181-unit apartment ...

As Theater Demolition Progresses, New Brunswick Looks Toward the Future

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Walk around downtown New Brunswick during any workday and you'll hear it: the sounds of a changing city.

Workers, perched on cranes and manning excavators, tear into buildings and rubble off Livingston Avenue. Heavy machinery roars, and tumbling building materials rumble. The scatterbrained noise tells passersby that something is going on here.

And that ...

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