SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - While the main topic at the South Orange Development Committee meeting on April 20 was new Seton Hall University student housing (read about the project here), other South Orange developments were discussed at the meeting as well.
FOURTH AND VALLEY
There was a brief update on the 4th and Valley development, with South Orange Village President Sheena Collum advising the Development Committee that the final details for the developer agreement were almost finalized, and would be be presented for approval at the South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting on April 2242. This project will be reviewed by the Planning Board after the Village Hall Project, which is expected to require several more meetings before the Planning Board.
REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BLOCKBUSTER BUILDING
Collum briefly mentioned that meetings have been held with Hub Realty-Lustbader regarding their proposed redevelopment of the former Blockbuster building on the corner of Vose Avenue and South Orange Avenue in downtown South Orange. Collum stated that the developer understands the Township's requirements for the project, and that there is the possibility of the project moving forward.
SOUTH ORANGE GOVERNMENT OFFICES
A brief conversation was held about the potential future home of South Orange Village government offices, with one option being to share space with the library.
SETON VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT
Collum stated that the Township continues to receive requests to discuss potential development in Seton Village from the owner of property on Irvington Avenue. However, due to previous issues with this landlord, Collum said it was unlikely the Township would work with him again.
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT LOT
Collum shared that another meeting was held with NJ Transit regarding the train lot, and that there was no movement on this project. She doesn't foresee any progress until after the state elections in November.