Development

October 16, 2018

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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Newark, NJ - The city is using the power of eminent domain to reduce the number of condemned homes and vacant lots scattered throughout the West Ward. The redevelopment plan for the West Ward was introduced in 2016 and encompasses properties from the border of Irvington to South 13th Street ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here. It’s one of two ordinances that were approved on first reading by the Newark City Council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The site of the historic Little Theatre has been bought by a management and development company that’s gaining a presence in the city.  Paramount Assets about two weeks ago bought the property that includes the four-story office building adjacent to the theater and the former Broad ...

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It always takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust when you walk into McGovern's Tavern in Newark, a downtown fixture since 1936. But this Friday afternoon, there were two immediate sights that demonstrated something was different. First, most of the photos, portraits, and articles that ...

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Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright on Monday held a press conference to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports. The report, entitled “Upgrading to World ...

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For the group of around forty people gathered in the basement of Abyssinian Baptist Church to discuss the future of an iconic Newark landmark, a quote from the Bible posted on the wall said it best - it's time to build.  "We believe in the potential of this project," said Carmelo Garcia, deputy ...

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Newark, NJ–Mayor Ras J. Baraka and several council members, including mayoral candidate Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, attended the ribbon cutting Wednesday at the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel on East Park Place. The luxury hotel has 101 rooms, special family and fitness rooms, and occupies the renovated ...

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