Complex Near Newark City Hall to Include Offices, Retail, and Parking

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43 67 Green Street Newark
Site of proposed development: 43-67 Green Street, Newark. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

Plans by the Newark Parking Authority (NPA) to create a new complex just a stone’s throw away from City Hall appear to be moving forward.

The agency is currently accepting bids from contractors in connection with what it is referring to as the Green Street Mixed-Use Facility. This concept, which has been in the works for over two years, calls for constructing a multipurpose complex at 43-67 Green Street. Currently, the property contains a surface parking lot that stretches south along Mulberry Street to Franklin Street in the East Ward’s Living Downtown Redevelopment Plan Area.


Under the latest proposal, the facility is expected to include a garage with around 515 parking spaces, administrative offices for the NPA, a cafe, and first-floor retail space. The building will be up to 72 feet tall and include five levels of parking.

Originally, the plans, which went before the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment in 2016, called for 649 parking spaces. It will be the first development project of its kind for the NPA, a Park Place-based agency responsible for parking enforcement in New Jersey’s largest city.


Construction documents that were issued in July feature a rendering for the project and identify New Brunswick-based TimHaahs as the “prime designer” for the project. Gilbane is listed as the construction manager while other firms involved included Grant Engineering, Netta Architects, CEC, Inc., RDS Associates, and Lewis Consulting Group.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. “Complex .. to include offices, retail, parking…” Its a parking garage with some retail and office space on the first floor. I know JerseyDigs needs clickbait as much as any website, but come on!

    • We have more parks per square mile than most cities.
      We have JFK & the Rec Center on Grafton Ave.
      Newark needs dense tall residential towers to prevent JC overtaking it as largest NJ city.

      If that happens, it’s over for Newark!
      JC is already the skyscraper capital of NJ.
      Newark will never see a supertall & will never catch up to JC in that category.

      Newark’s advantage is more area & city hall needs to stop its anti gentrification(anti white) bs and allow Downtown & Central ward to have as many medium rise (10-20 story towers) as they can get!

      Other than consolidation with Essex County Government & make Newark a count-city with 800,000….Newark needs to say yes to whatever large protect is proposed.

      Becoming #2 behind JC will result in Newark becoming a dumping ground for NJ’s undesirable ideas!

      • That makes zero sense! JC’s been behind Newark for population all of its existence, and that certainly didn’t make it a dumping ground for NJ’s ill-conceived. Newark saying ‘yes’ to any development is precisely why it lost much of its treasured architecture. So the very thing you’re worried about (Newark being an NJ bad-idea haven) would actually be the result of the very thing you propose (accepting all development).

        Secondly, Newark might not catch JC for supertall supremacy, but how do you know Newark will never get a supertall?

  2. While most things are better than the plethora of surface parking lots that dot Downtown, this sounds like a glorified parking garage.
    This is prime real estate, near City Hall and the Rock. This Administration needs to stop thinking small and take advantage of the development momentum building Downtown.
    They could create a “Government Center” rail stop, either via the PATH extension along McCarter Highway, or a Light Rail extension down Broad St. It could encompass the federal complex as well. It could get transit village tax credits from the state, as an added enticement for developers.
    The development that’s creeping west from Manhattan, is following the transit lines, Newark needs to position itself accordingly.

  3. I get that a parking garage in that area isnt ideal, but 500 parking spots allows the city to consolidate all the parking, from the surface lots around that area, into one building. Thus, putting pressure on the parking lots to actually develop something and not just landbank.

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