A look at 25 pend­ing devel­op­ment projects in Ne­wark

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­[email protected]­pub.com

As 2019 be­gins, more than two dozen devel­op­ment projects are work­ing their way through the city of Ne­wark’s ap­proval process.

A project that re­quires ap­proval from city coun­cil – as most do – is first sub­mit­ted to the plan­ning de­part­ment, which eval­u­ates it with help from other city de­part­ments and pro­duces a re­port de­tail­ing changes the de­vel­oper must make or ques­tions the de­vel­oper must an­swer.

Once the de­vel­oper sat­is­fies the plan­ning de­part­ment’s con­cerns, the project is pre­sented to the plan­ning com­mis­sion, which of­ten asks more tech­ni­cal ques­tions and makes a rec­om­men­da­tion to city coun­cil.

Fi­nally, the de­vel­oper presents the project to city coun­cil, which makes the fi­nal de­ci­sion on whether to ap­prove it. Coun­cil is not ob­li­gated to fol­low the plan­ning com­mis­sion’s rec­om­men­da­tion.

At both the plan­ning com­mis­sion and coun­cil meet­ings, the pub­lic is per­mit­ted to weigh in on the project.

Some­times, the process is com­pleted within a few months; other times, projects linger for years. It de­pends on how mo­ti­vated the de­vel­oper is to move quickly and how many is­sues are raised by the plan­ning de­part­ment.

Here’s a look at the projects cur­rently un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

Ap­proved and/or un­der con­struc­tion

Park N Shop: De­mol­ish the old M&T Bank build­ing and con­struct a three-story build­ing con­tain­ing 12 apart­ments and re­tail space.

1365 Mar­rows Road: Build an En­ter­prise Rent-ACar fa­cil­ity on a va­cant lot be­tween KFC and Col­lege Square.

36 Benny St.: De­mol­ish a ren­tal home and build seven town­house-style apart­ments.

24 and 30 Benny St. and 155 S. Chapel St.: De­mol­ish two ren­tal homes and build 11 town­house-style apart­ments.

Await­ing coun­cil con­sid­er­a­tion

209-225 Haines St.: De­mol­ish five ren­tal homes and build a four-story build­ing con­tain­ing 24 apart­ments and garage park­ing. [Coun­cil to vote Jan. 14]

83-105 New Lon­don Road: Ex­pand the Cam­pus Walk stu­dent town­house com­plex by re­mov­ing 11 ren­tal homes and build­ing 28 town­house-style apart­ments. [Coun­cil to vote Jan. 28]

62 N. Chapel St.: De­mol­ish an of­fice build­ing and build 18 apart­ments.

0 Pa­per Mill Road: An­nex wooded lot and build 18 sin­gle­fam­ily homes.

Await­ing plan­ning com­mis­sion con­sid­er­a­tion

92-96 E. Main St.: De­mol­ish the for­mer Ab­bott’s Shoe Re­pair build­ing and the back of the Green Man­sion and re­place them with a seven-story build­ing con­tain­ing 147 ho­tel rooms, a restau­rant, 19,500 square feet of of­fice space and a park­ing garage. The front of the Green Man­sion would be in­cor­po­rated into the new build­ing.

321 Hill­side Road: De­mol­ish UD’s Dick­in­son dorms and build 189 apart­ments.

Col­lege Square: Ren­o­vate the shop­ping cen­ter, build 305 apart­ments in the south­east quad­rant of the site, ex­tend Delaware Av­enue through the shop­ping cen­ter and build new re­tail space sur­round­ing the road ex­ten­sion.

1119 S. Col­lege Ave.: De­mol­ish the Red Roof Inn and build a new four-story, 98-room Hilton Tru ho­tel and a con­ve­nience store with gas pumps.

924 Barksdale Road: Build a 112-unit as­sisted liv­ing and mem­ory care fa­cil­ity on a va­cant lot that once served as the tem­po­rary home of Ne­wark Char­ter School.

515 Capi­tol Trail: De­mol­ish a sin­gle-fam­ily home and build 10 town­houses.

511 Val­ley Road: De­mol­ish a sin­gle-fam­ily home and build two town­houses re­sem­bling the homes in nearby Bri­ar­creek.

1364 Mar­rows Road: Re­con­fig­ure a pre­vi­ously-ap­proved plan to build a Martin Honda re­pair fa­cil­ity on a lot cur­rently used for vehicle stor­age.

67-69 New Lon­don Road: De­mol­ish an ex­ist­ing home and build two town­houses.

In the early stages or stalled

132-138 E. Main St.: De­mol­ish the ex­ist­ing build­ing – which houses Tasty Wok, Playa Bowls and the for­mer Margherita’s Pizza – and build an 88-room ho­tel, 12 apart­ments, re­tail space and a park­ing garage. The park­ing garage would ex­tend be­hind Chipo­tle and Pan­era Bread, and the de­vel­oper is hop­ing to part­ner with the city to add to the sup­ply of pub­lic park­ing.

1501 Casho Mill Road: De­mol­ish the ex­ist­ing of­fice build­ing and con­struct a three­story build­ing con­tain­ing 48 to 60 apart­ments and new of­fice/ re­tail space.

1105 Elk­ton Road: An­nex the Leon’s Gar­den World prop­erty and build a Royal Farms con­ve­nience store, gas sta­tion and car wash.

0 In­de­pen­dence Way: Build 44 town­houses on a wooded lot off West Ch­est­nut Hill Road.

46 Welsh Tract Road: An­nex the two-acre lot, de­mol­ish the ex­ist­ing home and build 22 town­houses.

20-22 Benny St.: De­mol­ish two houses and a build a four-story build­ing con­tain­ing nine apart­ments and garage park­ing.

804 S. Col­lege Ave.: Add a used car lot to the Shell gas sta­tion and the ad­ja­cent va­cant lot.

18 North St.: De­mol­ish a one-story apart­ment build­ing and build four three-story town­houses.

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