Development

August 9, 2018

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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Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, and Executive Director of the Newark Housing Authority Victor Cirilo on Monday unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art police and fire training complex. The proposal calls for a complex to be built on the former grounds ...

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Newark, NJ–After it was closed in 1983, the Westinghouse plant next to Newark's Broad Street station sat vacant until it was demolished in 2008.  Though the land owner, David Braka Jr., envisioned erecting a modern mixed used complex of gleaming glass towers, the plan never took root and the ...

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Newark, NJ—New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced Thursday a long-term traffic shift on I-280 eastbound and I-280 westbound starting this weekend to allow for bridge replacement work to advance to the final stage in construction of the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange ...

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Newark, NJ--Plans to develop the nation’s largest timber office building to be built on Newark's old Bears Riverfront Stadium and adjacent Lincoln motel sites were unveiled Monday by commercial real estate firm Lotus Equity Group. The 11-story commercial office building, designed by ...

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Newark, NJ—Newark’s iconic Bell building may be Newark's next hot spot. Built in 1929 and designed for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, the 21-story tower—located on Broad Street in downtown Newark—is being converted into a mixed use project by 540 Broad Street LLC, a joint venture ...

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A new mixed-use project will soon be coming to Newark's Central Ward. New York-based HC Owners Urban Renewal LLC was granted approval by the Central Planning Board Thursday to go forward with Halsey Central, a 10-story mixed-use building with retail and commercial space, along with 71 ...

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An iconic 450,000-square-foot, 19-floor office tower that is a cornerstone of downtown Newark will soon undergo major renovations, a plan designed to further accelerate the revitalization of the core of New Jersey's largest city.  The 33 Washington Street property, built in 1970 for Horizon Blue ...

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The owner of a recently-shuttered parking lot in the city’s Ironbound neighborhood is firing back at a local advocacy group who he says has forced their agenda onto area residents. President of J & L Parking Jose Lopez said that since the city-ordered shutdown of the lot following complaints ...

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Eight college students studying interior design got an inside look at a soon-to-be renovated and revitalized downtown Newark hotel, guided by an acclaimed interior designer.    The interior designer students, all from Brookdale Community College in Middletown, recently toured the TRYP by Wyndham ...

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It was standing room only at the first public meeting hosted Tuesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to discuss the plan to extend the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service to Newark Liberty International Airport. The meeting, held at the Weequahic Park Sports ...

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The evening was all about giving thanks at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark’s Golden Hammer Awards. The organization, which serves to build affordable housing for low-income families in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, gathered Thursday at Newark’s Priory Restaurant to thank benefactors, ...

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