Blue Onyx recently announced that they have broken ground at their “14 Summit” multi-family complex project in East Orange, New Jersey.
With construction expected to be completed in Spring 2023, the ground-up project will transform two lots and create a new campus — which includes the completed adjacent “18 Summit” — with a total of 77,913 square feet.
The five-story residential building will consist of eight studio apartments, 51 one-bedroom units, and 19 two-bedroom units. In addition to the 78 units, amenities include a co-working space, state-of-the-art fitness center, pet washing station, community lounge, two rooftop terraces, and bike storage rooms.
“Our existing, neighboring project, ‘18 Summit’, offers quality, efficient and affordable units to an underserved population. ‘14 Summit’ builds off this communal success by catering to a broader consumer base in this very commuter-friendly and walkable area through a thoughtfully curated mix of diverse apartment types,” said Levi Kelman, CEO, Blue Onyx. “This amenity-driven and inclusive project is designed with the vision to build a more connected community, which is at the heart of our mission.”
The project, located between North Arlington Avenue and North Walnut Street, offers easy access to the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280. The transit-oriented site is located approximately a half-mile from Main Street, a commercial corridor of the city, and the East Orange train station.
The project received approval from the East Orange Planning Board in January 2021 with work anticipated to commence in Summer 2021. March Associates is the construction manager, while Inglese Architecture and Engineering designed “14 Summit” with the intention of it blending with the surrounding brick buildings.
“Blue Onyx’s initial ‘18 Summit’ project was a continuation of the standard of excellence that we set for all new construction in the City of East Orange. Their restorative approach maintained the character of the community while giving it a fresh, new look,” said Mayor Ted R. Green. “Their new property at 14 Summit is a great complement to the existing building – a sophisticated, modern housing option for both millennials and baby boomers alike. We are excited about this ongoing partnership and thank Blue Onyx for investing in our city.”
Blue Onyx is a fully integrated commercial real estate development, construction, leasing, and management company based in northern New Jersey.