Self-Storage Facility Could Come to Ivy Hill, Newark

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Proposed four-story self-storage facility in Ivy Hill, West Ward, Newark.

A new development could be in store for a site located near one of Newark’s largest apartment complexes, but more residential units are not planned for the area.


Ivy Hill Section I, LLC submitted an application to the City of Newark that calls for a new self-storage facility to be built at the corner of Irvington Avenue and Manor Drive by the Ivy Hill Park Apartments.

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The self-storage facility would be at the corner of Irvington Avenue and Manor Drive by the Ivy Hill Park Apartments.

The proposed complex would be four stories tall, have 121,828 square feet of floor area, and include a dozen parking spaces, according to files released by Newark’s municipal government.

Mark Moskowitz is named in the application’s disclosure statement as being the president of Ivy Hill Park Section 1, LLC while Wendy Moskowitz is listed as the company’s registered agent.

Ivy Hill Self Storage Newark Rendering
The self-storage would total 121,828 square feet and include parking.

The application lists the current use of the properties as an “accessory parking and refuse area” for the apartment complex, but notes that the developer intends to subdivide one of the tracts. Of the two new lots created, one would contain the self-storage center while the other “will retail existing parking and refuse areas,” according to the document.

Situated in one of the most far-flung corners of Newark, the site in question can be found at the edge of the West Ward’s Ivy Hill neighborhood close to the municipal limits of Maplewood and South Orange.

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The site is at the edge of the West Ward’s Ivy Hill neighborhood close to the municipal limits of Maplewood and South Orange.

This matter is scheduled to be heard by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment during a special meeting on Monday, March 8, when a number of variances will be sought by the applicant. The meeting is expected to begin over Zoom at 6:00 p.m.

Should this project be approved and subsequently built, it would be far from the only self-storage complex to be developed in the Newark area in recent years.

Within city limits, an Extra Space Storage location replaced the former Imperial Laundry building on Gould Avenue while the old James A. Banister Company Shoe Factory next to the Orange Street Newark Light Rail stop was adaptively reused into a U-Haul location.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be discussed by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.

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