Five-Story Development Could Replace East Orange Houses

418 426 William Street East Orange Nj
Site of proposed development: 418-426 William Street, East Orange, N.J. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

Three properties that sit alongside each other in an East Orange neighborhood are the latest tracts in the Essex County city to be the subject of a residential development proposal.

A firm known only as New Jersey Property Company, LLC is looking to demolish the structures at 418, 420, and 426 William Street and construct a five-story building with 44 apartments, according to a public notice. One parking space per apartment would be provided.

Three homes sit on the premises, which are located across from the apartment buildings at the corner of North Burnet Street.

The development firm was incorporated out of Union City in 2019, according to state business filings.

As Jersey Digs has reported, East Orange has seen a plethora of development plans over the last few years, particularly near its two train stations and along the South Harrison Street corridor.

Some projects, like the 39-unit development at nearby 475 William Street and the seven-story Lotus 315 building, have already been completed, while others, such as the 75-unit adaptive reuse and expansion of the old Brick Church, have just recently been proposed.

Whether the building at 418, 420, and 426 William Street will proceed could depend on the results of an East Orange Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, November 3. During the virtual hearing at 7:00 p.m., the developer will reportedly seek preliminary and final site plan approval with variances.

The notice did not specify how the residential units would be priced should the application be cleared to proceed.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the East Orange Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.


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