While plenty of development projects in Newark have been proposed for lots in Downtown, the Ironbound, University Heights, or areas in close proximity to rail or light rail stations, a newly released plan calls for constructing a new residential building in the old Woodside section of the city’s North Ward.
Halsey Street-based Forest Hills Holdings, LLC has filed an application with the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment in connection with its plans for 40-44 Carteret Street, between Summer and Lincoln Avenues, according to a public notice. A listing from Trulia shows that the property, also known as 42 Carteret Street, contains a six-bedroom house dating back close to 120 years.
Located near Phillips Park, the Luis Muñoz Marin School for Social Justice, Cristo Rey Newark High School, and the Mount Prospect Avenue business district, the site could potentially be replaced with a five-story building. On Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m., the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear Forest Hills Holdings, LLC’s plan for Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with ten variances such as use, density, lot area, lot width, lot coverage, and parking in order to construct 20 units and 12 parking spaces. While eight of the apartments would be studios, eight others would contain one bedroom and the remaining four would have two bedrooms.
Should the project be approved and end up being built, it would be the first development of its kind to be constructed in decades in this neighborhood. This community largely consists of single-family homes and apartment buildings that date back several decades.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.