Major changes could be coming to a mixed-use building located across the street from Prudential’s new office tower in Downtown Newark.
A developer named XSH6, LLC submitted an application to the municipal government that calls for vertically expanding the building at 87-89 Halsey Street and constructing a new building at an adjacent site around 12 Linden Street. Two stories would be added to the existing building, each of which would include six apartments. The new structure would contain three one-bedroom residential units.
“The first and second floors and the mezzanine level of the building to be constructed at 12 Linden Street will have a red brick facade with black window trim,” the application states. “The red brick facade and proposed window trim for the first and second floors and the mezzanine level are intended to complement the existing structure commonly known as 87-89 Halsey Street and the neighboring building to the right of 12 Linden Street. The third and fourth floors of the newly constructed building at 12 Linden Street will be constructed to match the addition being added to the existing building known as 87-89 Halsey Street.”
The facade of the ground floor of 87-89 Halsey Street recently underwent modifications. In addition to commercial space, the building currently includes 18 residential units, according to the application.
XSH6, LLC listed a Hanini Group email address in its application. The LLC is registered out of 87 Halsey Street, the same address used by the Hanini Group. Site plans illustrating the proposed project that were recently released by the municipal government were designed by Brick Studios, which is also based out of 87 Halsey Street.
The agenda for the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission’s July 1 meeting shows that this application was on the agenda after just being received on June 26. A proposal involving Metropolitan Building property on Washington Street that was submitted by another firm associated with the Hanini Group was also on the agenda for the July 1 meeting.
Jersey Digs reached out to the City of Newark on July 19 to inquire whether both projects were approved, but our request has not been returned.