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.
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.
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.