Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.
As far as skyline watchers like ourselves are concerned, we live in a glorious time. But with our gaze normally aimed upon the ever-rising skyscraper pinnacles, we sometimes forget that we live in the greatest bridge-building era in more than half a century. At least three major bridges in New York City and its vicinity are being replaced with new spans, with major reconstruction underway on several more. Of these, one of the easiest projects to miss might be the twin replacement spans of the Goethals Bridge, which will connect Staten Island’s Howland Hook and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Upon their 2018 completion, the cable-stayed spans will stretch across the Arthur Kill, replacing the cantilever span that has served the borough since 1928.
Developers Elberon Development Group and the Avidan Group have broken ground on a 90,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility at 925 Julia Street, located within Elizabeth, New Jersey’s northeastern industrial section near Newark Liberty International Airport. The structure will have two 45,000-square-foot units, featuring 36-foot-tall ceilings, up to 24 loading docks, and an 80-trailer parking lot. Pilot Freight Services has already signed a 45,000-square-foot lease in the building, according to Law.com. The site – bound by Julia Street, Henry Street, and Fairmount Avenue – has largely sat long vacant. Completion is expected in September.