Rendering Released of 108-Unit Proposal Along South Orange Avenue in Newark

66 80 South Orange Avenue Newark Current
A vacant lot at 66-80 South Orange Avenue in Newark could be home to a new five-story multi-family building with 108 units. Image via the application.

A proposed development in Newark’s Central Ward could bring more than 100 residential units to a site located near the Springfield Avenue Marketplace should the project come to fruition.

The vacant lot at 66-80 South Orange Avenue, which stretches between Prince and Broome Streets, remains the subject of a proposal by KS 66-80 South Orange Avenue, LP. Site plans from Inglese Architecture + Engineering that were released this month by the City of Newark show illustrate that the Ironbound-based developer is envisioning a five-story multi-family building with 108 units.

66 80 South Orange Avenue Newark Rendering
Rendering of the proposed building. Rendering courtesy of Inglese Architecture + Engineering.

The project would also include two community terraces and 75 parking spaces, according to the site plans. The ground floor would contain eight townhouses while the units on the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors would consist of 10 studios, 84 one-bedroom units, and six two-bedroom units.

A February memorandum to the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) from Gerard Haizel of the Nishuane Group stated in part that although projects of this sort are not permitted in this zone, “the proposed mid-rise development is appropriate for this site” and that “the proposed townhouse units of the proposed development, located on the South Orange frontage, tie in well with the existing townhouses of Society Hill located to the east and the north.”

Jersey Digs first reported on this project back in March. A public notice at the time indicated that this development would consist of 109 units if approved by the ZBA. The developer’s application originally stated that 109 units were planned, but handwritten updates show that this number was adjusted to 108.

Haizel’s February memorandum noted that “the applicant should clarify this discrepancy and correct the appropriate documents.”

The matter was later listed on the agenda for the ZBA’s meeting on July 23 under the “requests for adjournments” section.



Have something to add to this story? Email [email protected].

Click here to sign up for Jersey Digs' free emails and news alerts. Stay up-to-date by following Jersey Digs on Twitter and Instagram, and liking us on Facebook.

No posts to display


  1. Just as long as Cottage Street Orbit has nothing to do with it. They own many vacant properties in the downtown area that they don’t maintain. All of the empty storefronts on Broad St between Central and New St including 601 Broad St. which has a very large graffiti on the side wall of the second floor roof area. They get up there by climbing the scaffolding in front of 607 Broad St. which is the old Griffith building. The group who owns that building has many properties in Newark that they will never do anything with, they are landbankers from Ramsey NJ headed by Yankel (Jacob) Tauber. They own the old Griffith building at 607 Broad St. which also has graffiti on the side of the building that can be seen from blocks away. The scaffolding they put up in front has litter and debris underneath it and the lights under it haven’t worked for a long time now because they had the electricity cut off so they can save a few dollars. The bulls are still intact. Code Enforcement has been notified about both properties.

  2. They need to tear down everything on South Orange Avenue west of Bergen Ave and build more of these. It’s funny how dramatically that street changes once you pass the Newark/South Orange border. Literally from South Orange to Newark it goes from sugar to sh*t. Springfield Ave also needs a major facelift.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here