Another developer is looking to take advantage of the existing buildings in Downtown Newark by adaptively reusing one in order to create stores and apartments.
The Baldwin Building at 30-32 Clinton Street, between Broad Street and Mulberry Street, is expected to be converted into the neighborhood’s latest mixed-use development. A legal notice shows that during its meeting on August 20, the Newark Central Planning Board voted to grant Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with variances for insufficient lot size, lot width, and shade trees in order for the developer, 30 Clinton, LLC of Elizabeth, to move forward with the project.
Once the redevelopment is completed, the six-story structure is expected to include 20 residential units on the upper floors. Meanwhile, the first floor will include 1,430 square feet of retail space.
Last year, the LLC, which is registered out of the same address in Elizabeth as Paramount Assets, acquired the property from the Newark Public Schools and the Newark Teachers Union. Over the years, the building has contained NJ Communities United, CWA Local 1037, the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Pierson, Amzl & Co., E.G. Ruehle & Co., the Davis Electric Company, the Franklin Savings Institution of Newark, and Weiniger and Schleifer. It was built in 1910, according to National Park Service records.