Building with 20 Apartments Could Replace a Newark House

40 44 Carteret Street Newark
Site of proposed development: 40-44 Carteret Street, Newark. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

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.


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  1. This is good news for Woodside and Newark overall. Another high-density development is under construction near here, across from the 2nd Precinct.
    Serious thought needs to be given to east/west Newark Subway/Light Rail extensions, to support increasing development. Any extensions of either, would certainly have to be above-ground, which would narrow the thoroughfare possibilities to Broadway in this area. Unless, they find a way to run the line along 21…
    Exciting time for Newark nonetheless!

    • The existing Light Rail is massively under capacity; I hardly see how you can justify an expansion if no one uses it as it is. People aren’t interested in public transit, unfortunately.

      • The lack of use is due to the limited service. It only serves parts of Downtown, parts of Roseville and a slice of Forest Hill..

  2. Yes very exciting to watch a 120 yr old home be demolished for a development. As more developers become interested, any remaining historic buildings will be under attack as well as they erase more of the city history.

    Exciting times for Newark!!

    • Yeah, a non-descript, 120-yr old, single-family home of no architectural or historical significance.
      Like I said, exciting time for Newark and its continued growth & development!!

  3. I love how so many are so fond of lamenting Newark’s change, from afar. If you love/d the city so much, why’d you leave?
    Well, the people who remained and dealt with the good and bad, now will decide the city’s future…


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