New Orleans-based Redmellon Restoration and Development is planning to convert the five-story office building at 579 Broad Street, located on the corner of Central Avenue in downtown Newark, into a mixed-use building with 48 residential units. The ground floor will contain 5,591 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units throughout the rest of the building will be rental apartments, Jersey Digs reported. Eminent Investment Group is the current property owner, as Redmellon has not closed on the sale of the property at this time. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.
New Jersey-based developer Rose Agency has proposed building a seven-story, 90-unit residential building at 161 Bellair Place, on the corner of Montclair Avenue in Newark’s Forest Hill section, a neighborhood located in the city’s North Ward. The project would include a parking garage on the first two floors, Jersey Digs reported. The property is currently occupied by a single-story storage facility and a commercial building. The Branch Brook Park station on the Newark Light Rail is three blocks away. The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment, which must approve to the project for it to move forward, will be presented plans on November 10.
The Ishay Group is proposing to redevelop the long-vacant, 25-story, 246,600-square-foot Carmel Towers building at 440 Elizabeth Avenue, also known as 203-221 Meeker Avenue, in Newark’s South Ward. The dilapidated tower would contain 216 residential units ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, Jersey Digs reported. Amenities would include a lounge, entertainment room, pool, fitness center, roof deck, and community garden. Mancini Duffy Architecture is behind the renovation’s design. The project must first be approved by the Newark Central Planning Board, which is scheduled to hold a meeting on October 24.
A rendering has been revealed of the New Community Corporation’s planned two-story, 24-unit supportive housing project at 93-101 14th Avenue, located in Newark’s Central Ward. All of the project’s apartments will be studios housing homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, Jersey Digs reported. The building, called A Better Life, is receiving financing from various local, state and federal agencies and organizations. Jersey City-based LWDMR Architects is behind the architecture. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the site, which has long been vacant, and completion is expected next year.
A rendering has been revealed of the five-story, 84-unit mixed-use building planned at 73-87 Clay Street, located on the corner of Spring Street in the Lower Broadway section of Newark, New Jersey. Dubbed Spring Street Commons, it will host 7,500 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor, in addition to a 21-car parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. It’s not known if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals, but the latter is more likely. The site is currently occupied by two low-rise industrial properties, both of which must first be demolished. Newark-based Paris Real Estate Inc. is the developer. The project was approved by the city’s Central Planning Board back in June of 2015.