56-Unit Mixed-Use Project Proposed for Bruen Street in Newark’s Ironbound

53 57 Bruen Street Newark Development
53-55 and 57 Bruen Street, Newark. Image via Google Maps/Street View.

An application to construct an eight-story development in Newark could be approved next week.

A company named 53 Bruen, LLC is seeking approval to bring a mixed-use project to 53-55 and 57 Bruen Street in the city’s Ironbound section. The proposed complex would include 56 residential units with balconies along with two ground floor commercial spaces, according to a notice from the developer’s attorney.

Site plans from The Nader Group, LLC of Warren County that were released by Newark’s municipal government this month show that there would be eight residential units on each of the upper seven floors and that a rooftop terrace is also envisioned. Seven of the units would contain two bedrooms while the remaining 49 would include two bedrooms.

53 57 Bruen Street Newark Development Rendering
Front elevation. Image courtesy of Alex Soffiantini and Associates.

Additional plans from Alex Soffiantini and Associates illustrate that each retail space would occupy just over 2,000 square feet.

Located roughly two blocks from Newark Penn Station, the properties are situated between Lafayette and Hamilton Streets in the East Ward’s MX-3 zone. The 53-55 Bruen Street tract has been occupied in recent years by a church known as Igreja Assembleia De Deus De Newark while the 57 Bruen Street parcel previously contained a graphic design agency.

The notice claimed that this project would involve the “demolition of existing blighted structures.”

Municipal tax filings show that 53 Bruen, LLC is registered out of 109 Bruen Street. The company is scheduled to go before the Newark Central Planning Board during a Zoom meeting on Monday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m.

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.



Have something to add to this story? Email [email protected].

Click here to sign up for Jersey Digs' free emails and news alerts. Stay up-to-date by following Jersey Digs on Twitter and Instagram, and liking us on Facebook.

No posts to display


  1. That’s good as long as Cottage Street Orbit doesn’t have anything to do with it. They own a lot of vacant properties in the Downtown area including the row of empty storefronts on Broad St between Central and New St. 599 and 601 have graffiti on the side of the building wall on the second floor roof area that can be seen from blocks away. They get up there by climbing the scaffolding in front of 607 Broad St. which is the old Griffith building. That building too is in the same condition with the graffiti on the side roof area wall. Very large graffiti that can be seen from miles away, and the lights under the scaffolding don’t work anymore because they had the electricity cut off to save a few dollars. That property is owned by Yankel Tauber of Ramsey NJ, they also own a lot of vacant property in the Downtown area. They are landbankers basically and will never do anything with the properties except sell them when the time is right and make a nice profit. Cottage Street Orbit is a Prudential subsidiary based in Tempe Arizona. They and Mr.Tauber of Ramsey NJ do no maintenance whatsoever to their properties. Code Enforcement has been notified about both buildings.

  2. Great news for the Ironbound section of Newark , The MX-3 Zone is great for this area … Very convenient location for someone Looking to live in Newark. It will have a nice view to the Ironside and Prudential center.

    only one mistake for this post : Seven of the units would contain two bedrooms while the remaining 49 would include two bedrooms.

  3. If they are selling they should know that if Biden is elected he plans to end the 1031 exchange and capital gain rates so they should try to close in 2020.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here