A group of properties in Orange could become the site of a sizable new multi-family development should a firm’s application be approved.
Filings released by the City of Orange Township show that revised civil and architectural plans were submitted on December 7 in connection with a proposal by Freeman Orange Holdings, LLC. The company’s plans cover 600, 602, 606, and 612 Freeman Street along with neighboring 409 Tompkins Street. These lots include the Orange Valley Hardware site.
The proposed development would include 103 residential units and 83 parking spaces. The five-story building is slated to include 19 studios, 52 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units, a lounge for residents, a bike room, and an “amenity terrace,” according to site plans from Inglese Architecture + Engineering. It is not yet clear how the units would be priced.
An application for preliminary and final site plan approval for this project was originally submitted to Orange’s municipal government in October. At the time, the plans called for 105 units and 87 parking spaces. The application identified Menashe Frankel as the principal of Freeman Orange Holdings, LLC.
The tracts are situated a few blocks away from the Highland Avenue Station in the Valley neighborhood near West Orange. This historically industrial and residential area, which is sometimes referred to as the Valley Arts District, has seen a couple of other developments recently, including the Hat City Lofts adaptive reuse project and the Harvard Printing Apartments.
The matter involving Freeman Orange Holdings, LLC is scheduled to go before the Orange Planning Board on Monday, December 21. The board’s meeting is expected to begin over Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
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