New residential buildings could be coming to Chancellor Avenue in the South Ward of Newark and Sanford Avenue in the West Ward of the city.
In Newark, onlookers in the dark hours of the morning, watched a century-old statue of Christopher Columbus removed from a plinth at the mayor’s orders. The city’s last statue of Columbus is still standing in the North Ward, but many believe it is only a matter of time before the 15th-century explorer tastes the waters of the Passaic River.
Several current and former public housing sites in Newark’s South Ward could be designated as places in need of redevelopment by the Newark Central Planning Board.
Two Newark organizations and the Newark Public Library have collaborated to place signs on historic homes throughout the Forest Hill neighborhood in the North Ward.
The Bridge Street Bridge connects Newark with Harrison and is often used by drivers traveling to and from Jersey City. Now, after more than 100 years serving Essex and Hudson Counties, the bridge could potentially be replaced.
The City of Newark is expected to sell a property in the Weequahic neighborhood so that a 75-unit apartment complex can be created.
A few weeks ago, Jersey Digs reported that the old Hamilton Building and Loan Association site near Arts High School in Newark had been sold to a developer for more than $1.5 million. Now, new details have been revealed about the new owner’s plans for the property.
Newark’s municipal government is expected to sell three properties to a local non-profit organization in order to develop a complex with a farmers market and more.
The Newark Housing Authority says it “has begun identifying potential commercial and residential developer partners” for a former public housing property near Weequahic Park.
The City of Newark is expected to sell a property on Jones Street to an organization that would develop a textile training facility.