Company Proposes 24-Unit Development Opposite Newark’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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Proposed development in Newark’s North Ward across from Mount Pleasant Cemetary at 17 Herbert Place. Rendering by Tomasz Bona released by the City of Newark.

A group of properties located opposite one of Newark’s historic cemeteries could see their existing structures torn down in order to facilitate the development of a new residential building.


The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment has a pending application involving a proposed five-story project at parcels such as 11-13 and 15-19 Herbert Place. The tracts in question are situated across the street from Mount Pleasant Cemetery just east of Broadway in the city’s North Ward.

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17 Herbert Place, Newark. Rendering by Tomasz Bona released by the City of Newark.

Documents published by Newark’s municipal government show that developer 17 Herbert Place, LLC is seeking site plan approval with variances for a building with 24 residential units and 20 parking spaces.

If approved, the development on the 11,044-square-foot site would include a dozen one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, one three-bedroom unit, and a 1,890-square-foot rooftop terrace, according to a February 3 memo to the board by Gerard Haizel of Nishuane Group, LLC.

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Rear view of 17 Herbert Place, Newark. Rendering by Tomasz Bona released by the City of Newark.

The rooftop and the overall proposed design of the building are illustrated in renderings credited to Tomasz Bona that were released by the City of Newark.

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The rooftop. Rendering by Tomasz Bona released by the City of Newark.

17 Herbert Place, LLC’s application includes an affidavit of ownership that associates Bogdan Malinowski of Brooklyn with the premises.

The board is scheduled to hear these plans during its next meeting over Zoom on Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m., according to the meeting agenda.

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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5 COMMENTS

  1. In addition to bringing additional high-density residential to the Woodside area, this development would improve the quality of the housing stock in that area.
    Herbert Place is a hidden jewel in this area of North Newark. Aside from the serenity offered by the large Mount Pleasant cemetery, the Newark Police Department’s 2nd Precinct is across Broadway. The City needs to pay more attention to the dearth of quality street-level retail in this area, which contributes to neighborhood vitality and security. City leaders also need to finally re-stripe Broadway, which was repaved years ago! It’s a 4-lane avenue, yet motorists are confused because of the City’s failure to restore the striping…

  2. Except for the cemetery the whole is a disgusting hell hole. From the river to Mt. Prospect, Bloomfield Avenue to Mill Street. Bunch of Crime, trash, garbage, low renters drug addicts, criminals, hood rats and roach bags, illegals. Double parking, drag races. Cops are worthless in the area. It’s the North equivalent of South and Central Newark. This wouldn’t change anything.

  3. I agree Jtfrom973! The Hate Newark Idiot Parade always denigrates the city and its residents for undesirable conditions, but then double-down on the disparagement when the city, residents and/or investors attempt to improve it.

  4. Newark has two types of enemies. The racist Suburban garbage that hates the city with a passion “because it’s a hellhole”, yet oppose any effort to improve it.
    And a significant negative element within the minority-majority population that hates the city as “a place they’d love to leave”- that is… until they see others build in the city. Suddenly it’s a complete 180° & cry about being “forced out by gentrification”

    New Jersey has had a long history of hating its largest city. Even during its Heyday with 400,000 residents and inching closer to five hundred thousand, New Jersey legislature passed home rule laws to make sure Newark would never grow into a major Metropolis. They made annexations impossible for Newark.
    Newark is the only place in America where you drive 10 minutes west of downtown onSpringfield ave and while still in the inner city, find yourself in a Township called Irvington. This is shocking for most out-of-staters who believe Irvington is just another part of Newark. Anywhere else in America, Belleville, Bloomfield , even Montclair would be districts of a larger City.

    Newark boundaries used to be the same as Essex County. New Jersey destroyed Newark and they pretend not to know why the city is so small and poor today!

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