Even more residential units could be coming to an Essex County corridor that already includes multiple development projects.
The second phase of the Indigo 141 development is expected to bring 70 additional units and a new parking deck to 141 South Harrison Street, a site that is primarily located in East Orange but also stretches into Orange. The property is located a few blocks south of New Jersey Transit’s Brick Church Station. Alina Zafar of the Newark-based Blackstone 360 development firm told Jersey Digs that the company closed on a $12.3 million construction loan with Amboy Bank in March.
“Especially given the current landscape with regards to COVID-19, residents are actively seeking a respite from densely populated cities, but still wish to remain in proximity to metropolitan areas, major and local highways, and key meds & eds,” Zafar stated in part in an email.
Blackstone 360 is responsible for multiple additional projects along the South Harrison Street corridor, including the existing 105-unit Indigo 141 building, Lotus 315, and the upcoming development at 256-260 South Harrison Street that Jersey Digs first reported on in 2018.
A legal notice shows that the Orange Planning Board granted Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval to the seven-story project at 141 South Harrison Street in February and memorialized its decision on April 22.
A copy of the board’s approval resolution was obtained through a public records request and states that although “members of the public were given an opportunity to testify for or against the application,” “no members of the public came forward to do so.” The resolution also notes the East Orange Planning Board approved the project back in February 2019.
Indigo 141’s second phase will consist of studios and one-bedroom units, according to Zafar, who noted that the project is expected to be completed one year after permits are issued.