Construction is wrapping on the four-story, 60-unit residential project under development at 359 Halsey Street, located on the southern end of downtown Newark, N.J. The 63,030-square-foot building is dubbed The Residences at Symphony Hall and will contain a mix of one- and two-bedroom rental apartments, Jersey Digs reported. All of the apartments will be affordable, and 25 percent of them, or 15 units, will be designated to individuals with mental illness, homelessness or disability.
Newark-based New York Garden Associates is proposing a seven-story, 79-unit residential building at 18-26 New York Avenue, in Newark’s Ironbound district. The project would also include a parking garage on the ground floor, Jersey Digs reported. The developer is seeking multiple variances for the project, which must be approved by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. The board heard the proposal earlier this month. The block-thru development site, which consists of seven lots, is vacant.
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.
An anonymous Passaic, N.J.-based LLC is planning to redevelop the vacant three-story townhouse at 40 East Park Street, located on the corner of Mulberry Street in Downtown Newark. The existing structure will be converted from office space and expanded horizontally along Mulberry street. The final product will rise four stories at its tallest point and contain 15 market-rate residential units. The apartments, including studios and one-bedrooms, should average 750 square feet apiece, Jersey Digs reported. Newark-based Comito Associates is the architect. The project is expected to be complete in late 2018.
Last week, the city of Newark announced that a 7.5-acre, 2.3-million-square-foot mixed-use development is in the works at 450 Broad Street. That’s downtown, on the current site of the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The project will include residential units, office space, retail, and cultural space, Jersey Digs reported. The number of units wasn’t disclosed, but the site could easily accommodate over 1,000 of them. Lotus Equity Group is the developer and Practice for Architecture Urbanism is designing the project’s master plan. The 6,200-seat baseball stadium will be demolished. The four-story parking garage just south of it isn’t part of the site.