Another structure near public transportation in Newark will be converted to residential use.
The two-story structure at 268-272 Central Avenue, at the southeast corner of Newark Street, will be rehabilitated into a 21-unit multi-family residential building. The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment granted preliminary and final site plan approvals, with variances for ground floor residential uses and rear yard setback, at its October 26 meeting.
The developer is Black Family Newark, which was originally registered out of a house in Randolph, but is now listed under a post office box in Livingston. NJ Parcels records show that the property has been owned by several different people with the last name Black, and that several of those family members also own a parking lot just across Newark Street.
The property has long contained the Central Auto Body automotive repair business as well as One Stop Central, LLC Auto Body and Repairs. A company known as J. Black & Sons and a business selling used furniture and antiques used to operate inside.
The premises are just across the street from the Norfolk Street Station on the Newark Light Rail as well as a stop on Coach USA’s no. 24 bus to the Oranges, Downtown Newark, Midtown Elizabeth, and the Mills at Jersey Gardens. Plus, the abandoned Essex County Jail site, which could soon be redeveloped, and BioTrial’s North American headquarters are situated across the tracks.
[gmap height=”250px”]268-272 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ[/gmap]