The city of Newark is making slow but steady progress towards adding new urban infill, including large low-slung developments. One such example is 110 Edison Place, inside the city’s downtown area. Edison Properties purchased the building from North Caldwell-based Berkowitz Company for $7 million, allowing them to build nearly half a million square feet of new office space.
Edison Properties is proposing to redevelop the existing, largely vacant six-story Newark Warehouse Company Building at 98 Edison Place, located on the corner of McCarter Highway in Downtown Newark. The expanded building will rise seven stories and measure 456,059 square feet, Jersey Digs reported. It would contain commercial space for offices and retail and a landscaped rooftop terrace. Parsippany, N.J.-based Langan Engineering & Environmental Services is the architect of record. Pending the required approvals and variances, occupancy is expected in early 2018.
The ubiquitous forest green fence, a herald of impending construction, has gone up around a mid-block parking lot in Chelsea, at 241 West 28th Street. The 29,326-square-foot, 150-foot-wide lot, which stretches between West 28th and West 29th streets, and will accommodate twin 15-story, 165-foot-tall buildings, each one aligned along its respective street. The 314,013-square-foot complex is set to feature a 6,094-square-foot commercial component topped by 252,191 square feet of apartments. Given its 323-unit count, each apartment would average 781 square feet. The project is being developed by Edison Properties, with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the general contractor.
Early last year, the Newark City Council approved plans to build a 2.5-acre park in the city’s downtown. It would connect Prudential Center to the Ironbound’s Peter Francisco Park by bridging over Newark Penn Station, but it would also serve as the centerpiece of a multi-building mixed-use development of the surrounding vacant blocks. Last week, the city of Newark struck a deal with Edison Properties and J&L Parking Corporation to development the buildings, Newark Patch reports. Details on the new buildings are sparse, but there will be a significant number of residential units, retail space, and possible office space. Construction is expected to commence later this year and completion is tentatively set for July of 2018. The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation will head the construction of the park, being designed by MKW + Associates.
A 29-story, mixed-use building is set to replace two smaller ones at 842 Seventh Avenue, on the corner of West 54th Street, a few blocks south of Central Park.