Real Estate

June 10, 2021

Williams Nursery says it’s booking orders for the 2022 season. WESTFIELD, NJ — A plan to increase the density of housing planned for the site of Williams Nursery got the Planning Board’s approval earlier this week. The measure approved by the planning board Monday increases allowable density ...

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The 193 apartments would bring just 24 schoolchildren to Westfield, one expert said. WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council took its first steps Tuesday to enter into a tax abatement agreement with the developer of a proposed 193-apartment development on South Avenue — a project on the Garwood ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A state Superior Court has overturned the Planning Board’s 2018 decision to deny a proposed subdivision on New England Drive that raised significant community concern. Last week, the court in Union County sent the decision back to the planning board. And while the board may ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An historic home that the community rallied around in an attempt to save in 2017 has been sold, and if the owners want to demolish it they’ll have to talk with the local historic preservation commission. The Pierson-Clark home at 1481 East Broad St. has sold for $515,000, ...

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NEW JERSEY — While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing. Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town placed at 15 in this year’s Niche.com ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” bringing home an overall grade of A+. It marks a decline of six spots from Westfield’s 2020 ranking as the ninth best place to live in New Jersey. This year, Westfield placed 11th on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A longtime Westfield resident, broker associate Mary Ellen O’Boyle has seen the ups and downs of the real estate market, and the recent changes the pandemic has brought are more significant than most. O’Boyle, who has lived in Westfield for 43 years and is going into her 38th ...

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The development is mandated in the town’s 2017 agreement with Fair Share Housing Center. WESTFIELD, NJ — A redevelopment plan for about 5.6 acres on South Avenue East bordering Garwood got a green light from the Town Council Tuesday following a public hearing during which several residents ...

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UPDATE: Westfield Council OKs Redevelopment Plan for 5.6 Acres on Garwood Border WESTFIELD, NJ — The 193 apartments are mandated for the estimated 5.6 acres on South Avenue East at the town's border with Garwood. That was decided in a court settlement the town approved with Fair Share Housing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seeking to clarify the town’s recently updated regulations for historic preservation, a local commission is inviting the public to a Monday night presentation. The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission announced that it is inviting architects, contractors and realtors to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a landmark house wrecked in a 2013 fire claims in a lawsuit served this week that she lost profits, her property rights and suffered mental anguish as a result of the town’s denying approvals needed for rebuilding her residence. Lisa Varandas, owner of the Wychwood ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An 1865 home built on 1.18 acres will remain for years to come under a designation recommended by the Westfield Historic Preservation Commission. The commission finalized its decision at a virtual meeting Monday during which the membership heard from the owner of the home at 417 ...

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Streetworks Development is anticipated to seek public feedback on the venture starting next month. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town has picked a redeveloper for an expansive department store on North Avenue and two parking lots at the Westfield Train Station. The Town Council last week designated ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 263-year-old home previously slated for demolition will be preserved under a plan to subdivide the .39-acre property on which it sits at 923 Central Ave. Last week, the planning board approved a subdivision of the property and plans for the owner to build a second home on a ...

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Updated at 5:17 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — What exactly is next for 11 sites in downtown Westfield — including a vacant movie theater and an expansive department store that is going out of business — remains to be determined, but town officials have approved a general plan for what they will allow to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The municipality is outlining in broad strokes what it hopes for future development of key properties in its downtown, including a vacant movie theater and an expansive department store that is going out of business. The Westfield Planning Board on Monday approved a redevelopment ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Homeowners who install porches, decks or make other improvements to their historically designated abodes won’t face the tax hikes that would typically come with such upgrades, town officials said. Under measures approved by the town council Tuesday, owners of historically ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Historic designation of a property in Westfield could soon come with a tax incentive if the owner is also making improvements to that property, the mayor said. The town council on Tuesday voted on and referred to the planning board for review a resolution that, should it gain ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The third time’s a charm. The town council on Tuesday approved the third recent version of an update to its historic preservation law with proponents of the legislative update arguing it would help to prevent teardowns of historically significant homes by putting in a review ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Victorian home built in 1900 at 603 Tremont Ave. features a steeply pitched roof of an irregular shape along with a “beautiful yet simple asymmetrical front design,” the description states. A Colonial Revival home at 630 Clark St. built in 1881 has a porch that spans most of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two sites emblematic of Westfield are being eyed for redevelopment. The town council on Tuesday declared the now vacant Rialto Theatre, the Lord & Taylor property and two nearby parking lots as “areas in need of redevelopment.” “It enables you to do more planning on these ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An extensive revision to the town’s historic preservation law that continues to raise resident concern is to be further revised, but opponents of the proposal argue those anticipated revisions are not enough. The town council had been anticipated to approve the ordinance ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 263-year-old home that once lodged a member of a Revolutionary War brigade will likely not be demolished, something that had previously been anticipated. Kenneth Abramson, the owner of the residence, had previously planned on demolishing the two-story farmhouse so that he could ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town has dropped down two places from where it was a year ago on Niche.com’s ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” but it’s farther up on the list than it was two years ago. At number nine, Westfield remains among the top 10 places to live in New Jersey, according ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A vacant movie theater in Downtown Westfield and an expansive department store on North Avenue are being eyed for redevelopment. The Planning Board on Monday recommended that the Rialto Theatre along with the Lord & Taylor property and two nearby parking lots owned by ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated July 18) An extensive revision to the town's Historic Preservation law heads to the town council for approval Aug. 11 following a determination by the planning board that it is in keeping with the town's guide for development, known as the master plan. What follows are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a Central Avenue office building slated for expansion has agreed to boost the availability of parking for his site by entering into an agreement to share spaces with a nearby property owner. The planning board on Monday approved Alfa Realty Management LLC’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An extensive update to the town’s historic preservation law is headed back to the town council after gaining planning board approval on Monday. The board decided by a unanimous vote that the proposed regulations are in keeping with the recently updated master plan, a guide for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents supporting an extensive update to the town’s historic preservation law said Tuesday night that it could prevent the unwanted teardowns of potentially historic homes while homeowners opposed to the update characterized the regulations as government overreach. The town ...

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