Development

May 22, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — For the past 15 years, Lot 50 on Grafton Avenue in the city’s North Ward has been a wasteland of syringes and garbage, bringing down the community’s morale.  Those days are coming to an end, according to Bilal and Breonna Walker, two educators who are transforming the lot into a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency has suffered as a result of the ...

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NEWARK,NJ — City council authorized a slew of private redevelopment deals and contract agreements on Wednesday, signaling a will to drive forward the city’s goals to revitalize its neighborhoods despite its impending financial woes.  Council voted on 18 projects ranging from small property ...

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NEWARK, NJ — City council voted to grant a 30-year tax abatement last week to the new owners of 13 decaying apartment buildings in the East and South wards, signaling the onset of a transformation to one of the city’s most neglected neighborhoods.  Several of the buildings along Pennsylvania ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The lawsuit filed by the city in 2017 against the former landlord of the Garden Spires apartments did not make allowances in its characterization of the building’s conditions: Unfit for human habitation, rat-infested, human feces and mold were just a few choice words. What had ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A look inside Off The Hanger and ANÉ, a combined decor studio and luxury fashion boutique on Linden Street in the heart of downtown Newark, immediately hits your eyes with a kaleidoscope of color working to serve the cause of commerce. Amidst the combination of funky clothing and ...

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NEWARK, NJ  — About 70 affordable rental apartments will be created in Newark's South Ward as part of a new collaboration between RWJBarnabas Health, Pennrose, LLC, the City of Newark, and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), the Murphy administration announced on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The City Council on Tuesday approved the sale of 18 lots along two blocks in the Central Ward to a company that will construct a five-story building with 107 residential units. The properties along Springfield Avenue and Boyd Street were sold for $164,107 to 269 Springfield Avenue, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Central Planning Board approved a proposal Monday to add four-stories onto an existing commercial building downtown.  The result is a five-story mixed-use building at 289-293 Halsey St. with 40 residential units, a ground floor parking garage, 885-square-feet of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The City Council on Wednesday authorized the sale of two empty lots in the West Ward to a developer who will build affordable homes for families. Two lots in the West Ward on South 11th Street were sold for almost $33,000 to Stone West Development, LLC of Newark to build two ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new Starbucks opened this morning in Newark Penn Station’s Main Concourse bringing specialty coffees and foods to rail, bus, and light rail customers. Starbucks will be open seven days a week. The 1,000 square foot store will open during the week at 5:30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

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NEWARK, NJ – As Newark prepares to petition the state to designate the half-mile around Market Street and Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard as a transit village, city officials recently made the case for taking a more holistic approach to downtown development. “As you and I both travel around ...

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The editors and writers at TAPinto Newark thought we'd mark the end of the decade with a list of the top 10 Newark stories during the last 10 years. Though TAPinto Newark was founded in 2017, most of us have been involved in Newark in one way or another for many years. This is certainly by no ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A recent proposal for a 12-story residential building in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood was denied. The location of the proposed 55-unit building was at 117 and 119 Bruen St.  on the corner of Elm Street. Approval of the plan would have resulted in the demolition of the existing ...

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NEWARK, NJ — L+M Development Partners, Prudential Financial Inc. and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group today announced that the 263 residences at Walker House are now more than half leased. Walker House is the historic 21-story home of NJ Bell at 540 Broad St. in the heart of Downtown ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Officials gathered today to break ground for an idea that has been more than four years in the making - the first hotel in Newark's Ironbound section. The Pestana Hotel Group and the Seabra Group partnered to build the new 110-room Pestana Ironbound Hotel at 114-126 Monroe, St. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Four Corners intersection of Broad and Market streets in downtown Newark is now witnessing its walls explode with color as the district works to restore its faded glory through a public arts project.  "It's in our interest to speak to history as we see it. This is a collective ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For adults with autism and intellectual disabilities in Newark, the outlook for independent living became a little brighter on Wednesday at the groundbreaking of the city’s first-ever supported group home.  The North Ward Center, a Newark-based nonprofit community development ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Joined on the stage by Gov. Phil Murphy, arts supporters and Newark city officials, New Jersey Performing Arts Center President John Schreiber revealed Tuesday that the theater broke the $100 million mark in its current fundraising campaign.  The  “All Together Now” initiative, now ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The City Council on Wednesday will consider legislation that would grant a 20-year tax abatement to the developer of the William Flats luxury apartments and retail space. The four-story redeveloped building offers 37 rental units and nearly 12,000 feet of street-level retail space ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A financial program designed to boost homeownership will expand to Essex County this fall with a $5 million commitment from Wells Fargo. The NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 180 Essex County homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A major step in the redevelopment of the city's West Ward got a jump start this week when the Newark Planning Board approved the West Ward Area Redevelopment Study. The study includes 70 properties located on South Orange Avenue, South 11th Street, South 12th Street and 13th Avenue ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The dilapidated Coe Mansion in the city’s Central Ward may finally be reborn now that the Newark Planning Board granted final site plan approval for a redevelopment plan earlier this week. The plan calls for transforming the abandoned historic brick mansion at 698-700 Martin Luther ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will allow municipalities to create a temporary, supplemental zoning board to handle backlogs of development applications -- an all too common problem in Newark, which is seeing a  as a wave of redevelopment .   MORE: This is What ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new mural initiative between developers and nonprofits that work closely with the city isn't being welcomed with open arms by local artists who say the project will beautify areas they may soon be pushed out of. RBH Group is working with other developers and nonprofits, including ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It took years for a bill that gives municipalities a tool to sell blighted properties through land banks to get the final approving pen stroke from a New Jersey governor. But yesterday, the stroke of the pen finally happened right here in Newark.  “[This gives] flexibility that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Belleville Mayor Michael Melham is looking to complete a deal almost 30 years in the making that would turn a drained reservoir in town that is owned and maintained by Newark into a park.  Melham says the 11.5-acre site along Joralemon Street between Cedar Hill Avenue and Perry ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Nearly 270 units of Section 8 housing at Zion Towers will be repaired after two big-name property owners refinanced on a deal that allows for $20 million in renovations.  L+M  Development Partners and Prudential bought the South Ward property in late 2017 for $28 million, just as ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will be getting its first dog park and it will be located in Branch Brook Park after a community group pushed for space where their four-legged friends could run unleashed. "We are happy to work with the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association, which came to us with the idea ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Housing Authority is seeking investors under a new federal program to help fund the redevelopment of Terrell Homes, a public housing complex in the East Ward that faces mold and infrastructure issues. Congressman Albio Sires and city officials are looking to entice ...

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