A company that owns an auto dealership in Newark’s South Ward has applied to replace their used car and U-Haul lot with a mixed-use development.
HK Auto Group, LLC is expected to seek approval and variances this week for a proposed five-story project at 89-91 and 93 Elizabeth Avenue. An application states that 29 residential units are in the works for the premises.
Site plans from Inglese Architecture + Engineering show that there would be 15 one-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units along with 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. A roof terrace for residents is also planned.
Kasib Goode is listed as the managing member of HK Auto Group, LLC.
The proposed development would include 14 parking spaces. Located next to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church not far from Malcolm X Shabazz High School, the properties are served by New Jersey Transit buses to Clifton, Cranford, Downtown Newark, Elizabeth, Irvington, Nutley, Plainfield, and Westfield.
Although development proposals of this sort have been quite common in other Newark neighborhoods over the last few years, this proposal is among the only recent applications of its kind for this area along Elizabeth Avenue. The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear the plans during a virtual meeting this Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be discussed by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.