City Hall Apartments and New IHOP Location Break Ground in Newark

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Shovels in: City Hall Apartments, 915 Broad Street, Newark. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

Downtown Newark’s new developments have started to evolve from concepts to construction, and the latest project to put shovels in the ground will offer a combination of market rate and affordable housing rentals.

Last month, a development directly across from City Hall that’s been several years in the making officially broke ground. The address of the project is 915 Broad Street, but the simply named City Hall Apartments combines several properties at 915-933 Broad Street into one larger parcel.

All the land was once owned by the Newark Housing Authority, who moved to sell it back in 2016. The purchaser was a company called Broad Hill Partners, who are a subsidiary of New York-based Urban Builders Collaborative. The company is behind several recent New Jersey endeavors, including a 114-unit complex at the former Irvington Hospital site.

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City Hall Apartments, 915 Broad Street, Newark. Rendering courtesy JKRP Architects.

Urban Builders Collaborative frequently includes a significant number of affordable housing units in their projects, and City Hall Apartments is no exception. The development, designed by Philadelphia-based JKRP Architects, is set to contain 84 total rental apartments on the building’s top four floors. They break down as 46 affordable units and 38 market-rate rentals.

To get the job done, Broad Hill Partners will be utilizing a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program tax credit equity, some private construction financing, and a Freddie Mac Permanent DUS loan to build out the development. Additionally, the project was granted a 30-year tax abatement by the City Council in April last year.

Besides the residential units, City Hall Apartments will also sport 9,050-square-feet of commercial space. That storefront will be home to the city’s second iHop location, the result of a partnership with local real estate investor Adenah Bayoh. Among other endeavors, she currently owns Irvington’s iHop outpost and will own and operate the eventual restaurant.

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City Hall Apartments, 915 Broad Street, Newark. Rendering courtesy JKRP Architects.

Construction at the property is still in its infant stages, as the lot is currently being leveled. But passersby should start to see some proper vertical construction rise in the coming months.


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  1. Good evening
    Will like to receive application on
    Up coming building
    I’m senior citizen & widow
    I lost my husband 10years ago
    His name was Kealoha Warren
    He was director of mateince sevice
    He work 30years do City of Newark
    Please consider me to be able to
    Received application
    Thank you so much

  2. Hello, I would like to receive an application for the new up& coming City Hall apartments. please feel free to contact my email address. Thank You.

  3. Hello I would very much like to apply for a apartment at the City Hall apartment please let me know when they will be available I’m a senior and it’s a great area within walking or riding distance to get we’re so have to go.

  4. Hi, Happy New Year!!! It would be if I could get into an affordable apartment, I have been in Newark all my life, 58 years, I am on Disability, I am praying for a studio or 1’s only me. Please consider me.. GOD BLESS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  5. Im just wondering if you would happen to know when the Newark City Hall apartments is releasing the applications for the apartments?

  6. Hello I’m seeking a application for 2 bedroom for disabilities Newark housing authority got me and my girlfriend plus 2 kids a boy and a girl in a studio apartment I’ve been fighting almost 3 years to get a two bedroom apartments and no one has done nothing for us. I’d be grateful if someone read this message and will help us out


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