50-Unit Development Could Rise Across the Street from Newark’s Riverfront Park

Multi Family Development Proposed On Raymond Boulevard Ironbound Newark
A 50-unit development with parking is being proposed along Raymond Boulevard between Oxford and Freeman Streets, just feet from an entrance to Riverfront Park in the Ironbound district of Newark. Image via Google Maps/Satellite View.

The owner of a property located across the street from one of the main entrances to Riverfront Park in Newark is seeking to receive permission to construct a new multi-family development at the site.

Christie Riverfront, LLC submitted an application that calls for a five-story project with 50 residential units and 50 parking spaces to be constructed on the parcel facing Raymond Boulevard, Freeman Street, and Oxford Street, according to a notice of hearing. The company is looking to receive preliminary and final site plan approval with at least three variances.

If built as proposed, the development would contain 22 one-bedroom units, 28 two-bedroom units, a rooftop terrace, and a ground floor parking garage, according to the notice.

This largely undeveloped and gated site is located in the city’s East Ward roughly a mile from the Harrison PATH stop and Newark Penn Station. There is also a New Jersey Transit bus stop serving westbound buses along Raymond Boulevard a few yards away from the premises, with eastbound service operating a few blocks away on Ferry Street.

The notice says that the Newark Central Planning Board is expected to hear the application during a public meeting over Zoom that will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1.

This hearing is one of several that have been scheduled over the last few months for proposed development projects in this area of the Ironbound. Other recent plans have called for a 66-unit building on Main Street, a 120-unit project at the corner of Raymond Boulevard and Mott Street, and an age-restricted development around part of the Terrell Homes site.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Newark Central Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.


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