Six-Story Development Pitched for Merchant Street in Ironbound, Newark

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14 16 Merchant Street Newark Development Rendering
Proposed development: 14-16 Merchant Street in the Ironbound of Newark. Rendering courtesy the City of Newark.

A side street in Newark’s Ironbound section that is primarily lined with single-family and two-family homes is the latest block in the neighborhood where developers are envisioning a new multi-family building.


14-16 Merchant Management, LLC submitted an application to Newark’s municipal government calling for a six-story development to be constructed at 14 and 16 Merchant Street, two lots between Ferry and Clover streets that each contain two-story houses.

14 16 Merchant Street Newark Development
Site of proposed development: 14-16 Merchant Street, Newark. Photo via Google Maps/Satellite View.

The existing structures would be torn down to make way for the new building, according to a notice of hearing.

The exact number of residential units that this development would include is unclear. Site plans and the notice state that there would be 35 units while a meeting agenda and the application indicate that there would be 40 units.

The developer reportedly applied for preliminary and final site plan approval with use, lot area, lot width, lot coverage, facade transparency, setback, parking, and illumination variances in connection with this CREARC, LLC-designed project.

Members of the public will have a chance to weigh in regarding the project during the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment’s next meeting, which is scheduled to take place over Zoom this Thursday, November 18, 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.

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