Two of Newark’s southernmost blocks could become home to dozens of additional residents.
Lusa Enterprise, Inc. has submitted plans to the city’s municipal government that call for the construction of nine new houses in the South Ward, west of Newark Liberty International Airport. Each house would include three units.
The North Arlington-based company’s application covers 20-22, 24-26, and 28-32 Garibaldi Avenue along with 39-41 and 43-53 Pershing Avenue. The document notes that the tracts are currently vacant lots and includes a disclosure statement identifying Lusa Enterprise’s president as Eduardo Albuquerque.
This section of Newark is distant from other neighborhoods of the city, separated from them by train tracks, parking lots, industrial buildings, and major roadways. However, these properties are situated just a few yards north of the edge of Elizabeth’s street grid, with the North Elizabeth train station located less than a mile away.
The Newark Central Planning Board is scheduled to hear Lusa Enterprise’s request for preliminary, final site plan, and major subdivision approval along with a number of variances during a virtual meeting on Monday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m., according to an agenda.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be discussed by the Newark Central Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.