Newark Approves 77-Unit Development at 380 Central Avenue

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380 Central Avenue in Newark. Image courtesy of INOA Architecture.

One of the main thoroughfares in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark is poised to gain a modern apartment complex looking to spark a revitalization in the area.


During their November 3 meeting, Newark’s zoning board approved an application for a project at 380 Central Avenue. The endeavor, from locally based KS Group, combines several parcels at 378-386 Central Avenue directly across from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Image courtesy of INOA Architecture.

Newark’s latest development is designed by INOA Architecture, who also drew up plans for the massive Halo project currently rising in the city’s Downtown. The Central Avenue building is slated to rise six stories and includes 77 residential units breaking down as six studios, 29 one-bedrooms, and 42 two-bedroom spaces.

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Image courtesy of INOA Architecture.

Apartments on the penthouse level of the building will sport private terraces and the second floor of the property will sport an “interior courtyard” that opens to the roof of the structure. 15 parking spaces are included in the plans for the development, which is slated to utilize an aluminum framed window wall on much of its exterior.

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Image courtesy of INOA Architecture.

KS Group already has a presence in the neighborhood at 50 Sussex Avenue, another University Heights project that began construction earlier this year. The company has not yet announced a timeline as to when ground could break on their approved Central Avenue development.

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