Firm Seeks Approval for 35-Unit Project in Newark

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484 494 Roseville Avenue Newark
Site of proposed development: 484-494 Roseville Avenue, Newark. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

The new year’s first meeting of the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is scheduled to include discussion of a development proposal in the city’s Roseville neighborhood.

A recent application by Stadium Rose Apartments, LLC involving 484-488 and 490-494 Roseville Avenue, two adjacent properties near Newark Schools Stadium, is slated to be heard by the ZBA during the meeting on Thursday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m. The development firm, which is registered out of the same Bloomfield Avenue address as MCM Associates and the Calello Agency, is behind a plan to bring a 35-unit building to the Roseville Avenue tracts. The pricing of the proposed units is not yet known, but a legal notice shows that if approved and eventually built, the multi-family structure would be five stories tall.

A “residential lounge” is envisioned for the second floor while a gym, garbage and recycling room, mail room, and an unspecified amount of covered parking spaces are planned for the first floor. Both Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval are being sought by Stadium Rose Apartments along with multiple variances, including ones related to use, density, height, and insufficient parking.

Municipal tax records list MCM Associates as the owner of 490-494 Roseville Avenue, which includes a house and used to be home to Jo’s Carpet Binding. Meanwhile, the neighboring parcel has long contained a vacant structure and is still listed as being under the City of Newark’s ownership.

Both properties are within a half-mile walk of the Bloomfield Avenue stop on the Newark Light Rail. However, unlike in Jersey City and Hoboken, Newark’s North Ward has not seen a significant number of multi-family development applications involving properties close to light rail stations.

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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