Company Intends to Bring 57-Unit Building to Two East Orange Properties

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82 86 Washington Street East Orange
86 Washington Street, East Orange. Image via Google Maps/Street View.

A developer is expected to present plans this week regarding a proposed six-story residential development in East Orange.


The properties at 82 and 86 Washington Street are where a building with 57 residential units could be constructed, according to site plans from Hoboken-based Nastasi Architects. The plans call for 35 one-bedroom units and 22 two-bedroom units along with amenity spaces and a rooftop terrace. One parking space per residential unit would be provided.

82 86 Washington Street East Orange Rendering 2
Rendering of the project. Image courtesy of Nastasi Architects via the application.

Developer 86 Washington Associates, LLC submitted this application back in May 2019. The company is scheduled to seek preliminary and final major site plan approval with multiple variances during the East Orange Planning Board’s virtual meeting this Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., according to a public notice.

The site plans, which were publicly released in an online folder in advance of the hearing, associated Maurice Wolf and an address on Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston with 86 Washington Associates, LLC.

82 86 Washington Street East Orange Elevation
Image courtesy of Nastasi Architects via the application.

One of the properties on Washington Street contains a former parking lot while the other includes a vacant two-story building that was previously home to Jamas Children’s University. A December 2019 environmental information statement from Stonefield Engineering and Design, LLC noted that the development proposal calls for demolishing the existing 6,315-square-foot structure.

82 86 Washington Street East Orange Rendering
Image courtesy of Nastasi Architects via the application.

The site is located half a mile from New Jersey Transit’s Brick Church Station. The premises are also near the old Washington Street Business Center, which could be expanded and converted into a 90-unit development.

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

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