Development

December 6, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A construction labor union pitched larger-than-life blowups of rats and a pig in front of a development being built on Broad Street to protest what they claim is a lack of minority Newark residents being hired to complete the project. Building and General Construction Laborers Local ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka was aware that a new $8 million luxury apartment complex along Broad Street may attract newcomers. To him, it’s the type of residential diversity the city needs. Paramount Assets, the developer of the project,  celebrated the grand opening of 37 luxury ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Intermittent lane closures on I-280 between Nesbitt Street and Route 21 in Newark began today for an improvement project, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced.  The work will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions until 5 a.m. tomorrow. The closures will ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A planning advocacy group that previously sued the city over a zoning ordinance that would have increased allowable building height in the Ironbound is still unhappy with how the measure is moving forward. The council is seeking to recreate the so-called MX-3 zone after a Superior ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will host two community meetings about a zoning ordinance that would allow buildings in the Ironbound to increase in height. The first meeting kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the MX-3 zone ordinance. Members of the city’s Economic and Housing Development ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Council members on Thursday postponed voting on a new draft of a land use ordinance -- one that could potentially allow buildings in the Ironbound to increase to 20 stories -- because they did not have enough time to review it.  The original MX-3 ordinance was approved last year, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The city has proposed specific guidelines for where medical marijuana dispensaries would be located should any come to Newark. Six medical marijuana dispensaries currently operate in the state, and the nearest one is in Montclair. The state is reviewing applications for six more ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A superior court judge on Friday overturned a controversial city ordinance that allowed developments in the Ironbound to increase in height from eight to 20 stories. PLANewark, a group that advocates for "smart" planning, and others filed suit against the Newark City Council, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 238-foot high luxury residential tower that overlooks Military Park and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is finished and open for leasing. One Theater Square has been 11 years in the making. The building was developed by Dranoff Properties, and the president of the company ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Approval for an 8-story residential building near Lincoln Park was put on hold at a zoning board meeting Thursday to reassess parts of the project, including parking. M&M Development, based in Newark, wants to add an additional four floors to a vacant warehouse at 84-94 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - One of the residential towers owned in part by NBA star Shaquille O'Neal may soon get a $2.5 million loan from the city, much to the irritation of one councilman. On Tuesday, the city council approved a last-minute resolution that would allow the Newark Economic and Housing ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A planning board meeting about a church seeking to move less than half a mile from its current location in the Ironbound turned contentious as residents fought against it  saying there is not enough parking in the area. Ironbound residents and their councilman did not convince the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A mystery developer received approval from the city planning board to turn the historic Griffith building on Broad Street into modern apartments and ground floor retail space. The building at 605-607 Broad St. was built in 1927 by the Griffith Piano Company and was used as a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - New plans were detailed for a public housing complex in the East Ward that was once slated to be closed down and demolished, displacing residents who had lived there for years. The redevelopment plan for Millard Terrell Homes, first built in 1946, were laid out Tuesday by Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Deneress Busby said she had no heat or hot water this past winter while living in Garden Spires, her home for 25 years. To shower, she did what she had to do: “Boiled water.” To add insult to injury, the heat was turned on once temperatures outside climbed into the 70s, she ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Forty-five kiosks that will provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots and information services are coming to all five wards of the city. Intersection, a New York-based company, will launch the project known as LinkNWK in the fall. The kiosks will also unroll with Intersection’s new ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A developer is seeking to build four residential towers - one that has a pool on the roof - on different streets in a ward that is dotted with dilapidated two and three-family homes. MORE: Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them. New West 1, based in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Carmelo Garcia has been replaced as Newark’s acting director of economic and housing development following a last-minute vote on Wednesday from the city council. John Palmieri was appointed as the new director. Palmieri, of Hoboken, will also remain the city’s deputy mayor of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project. The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan. YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board last night voted to prevent a shelter for people with HIV/AIDS from moving to a different location, which would have allowed the non-profit to nearly double its beds. Positive Health Care provides counseling, six to 12-month shelters on-site and helps people ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Ramon DeJesus was a little taken aback to hear there were 774 applicants for 24 affordable housing units in a new luxury apartment complex scheduled to open this fall in Newark. “I mean, you never know,” he said while standing on a line at city hall yesterday to find out where he ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years. The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from ...

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A lottery will be held today for residents who submitted an application for one of 24 affordable units in the new luxury apartment building that is nearly completed across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will be joined by Dranoff ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For years, the stretch of Broad Street between William Street and Branford Place has been home to discount stores, wig shops and New Jersey’s largest pawnbroker-jeweler. But in a sign of how much and how quickly Newark is changing, the corner of the block will soon be anchored by a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Six years ago Prudential Insurance Company of America received approval for a three-phase redevelopment plan that would transform the city with two new office towers along Broad Street. In 2015, one of those buildings, a 20-story tower, was completed and opened to great fanfare in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new four-story, mixed-use development with 60 affordable housing units was praised today as a catalyst for other projects along Broadway in the North Ward. Local lawmakers, the developer and state officials broke ground on the the Carrino Plaza Apartments at 416-426 Broadway, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - James Gist started building homes on the side while managing musical acts like Naughty by Nature, a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group from East Orange. Today, redevelopment is his main gig, and his work extends beyond the four corners of the homes he builds in the city’s West Ward.

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NEWARK, NJ - Hassan Keith grew up in the city’s James Baxter Terrace public housing, and now he's come back to unveil a 24-unit condominium complex on Clinton Avenue he helped build.  Keith teamed up with the NFL's Mike Adams to form the Mid-Atlantic Investment Alliance development company along ...

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