More apartments could be coming to Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood should a new proposal be approved and fulfilled.
An application that was submitted to the City of Newark states that a six-story development with 135 residential units is being proposed for 33-35 Magazine Street by Vision Downtown Urban Renewal Co., LLC
There would be 64 parking spaces provided at the bottom of the building as part of the project along with “a seating area, dog run, sun deck, fire pit, pool, and play area” on the roof, according to the application.
Site plans from Appel Design Group P.A. Architects that were released by Newark’s municipal government show that there would be 120 one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units.
The premises are located in the East Ward next to the parking lot of Ferry Plaza, which includes the flagship store of the Seabra Foods supermarket chain, and are across the street from the relatively new 325 Ferry development.
The application along with municipal tax filings lists the Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific Corporation as the owner of 33-35 Magazine Street, which has become a largely vacant lot in recent years. A sign was posted in 2009 advertising an “environmental investigation/cleanup in progress at this site.”
Back in 1995, The New York Times reported that Ferry Plaza was being developed at the time and that it was being created on part of a site that included a Georgia-Pacific plant until the 1980s.
The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment is slated to hear the plans for 33-35 Magazine Street during a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.
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.