Newark Zoning Board Set to Hear 11-Story Proposal on Bruen Street

58 60 Bruen St Newark Current
58-60 Bruen St., Newark. Image via the application.

The Ironbound section of Newark has become a development hot spot and another revitalization project could soon rise on an L-shaped lot.

A company named 58 Bruen Realty LLC has filed an application hoping to bring a modern development to the site of a three-story building. The project, officially called 58-60 Bruen Street, would tear down the existing structure and construct an eleven-story residential building with 26 units and two off-street parking spaces.

58 60 Bruen St Newark Aerial
Image via the application.

Designed by Newark-based Artek Studio, the units in the development would break down as 16 one-bedrooms, eight two-bedrooms, and two three-bedroom units. The top two floors of the building would sport two duplex-style spaces, while the ground floor would include a small garage to be entered directly off Bruen Street.

58 60 Bruen St Newark Rendering
Rendering of the proposed project. Image courtesy of Artek Studio via the application.

The remainder of the ground floor would include a lobby and an “internet café” for residents, while a laundry room, gymnasium, and other recreational areas are proposed for the basement. The top of the development would feature a roof deck that incorporates a variety of seating and activity areas, with plans showing a pool.

The exterior of the proposed building would utilize a combination of Equitone fiber cement panels, metal solar vertical shading, and a curtain glass wall system on the front façade.

The project is located within Newark’s MX3: Mixed Use and is seeking a few deviations from existing zoning. They include a D5 Variance for insufficient lot area per dwelling unit and several C Variances for insufficient lot size, insufficient lot width, exceeding maximum building height, insufficient front, side & rear yard setbacks, exceeding maximum lot coverage, exceeding maximum impervious rear yard coverage, and insufficient side & rear façade transparencies.

Newark’s zoning board is scheduled to hear the proposal during their March 24 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. The virtual meeting can be accessed via this link.


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