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Monday, June 6, 2016

PSE&G Plans to Upgrade Newark Switching Stations


Newark, New Jersey: A local utility is planning to upgrade a facility in a heavily industrial area of Newark.

According to a public notice from the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment, PSE&G intends to upgrade the public utility switching station at 121-143 Roanoke Avenue in the East Ward, at the corner of Foundry Street. 

Under the proposal, a new 2,898 square foot control building and a new transformer would come to the site, in addition to one gas insulation switchgear and security lighting. 

The site is located between Routes 1/9 and the New Jersey Turnpike/Route 95, just across the street from where the long abandoned All Jersey Multiplex Cinemas used to stand. That building was torn down in 2014, and the property, owned by CBS' parent company National Amusements, could be used as an auto sales and outdoor vehicle storage business.

PSE&G is also planning a similar project for its facility at 361-375 Mulberry Street, at the corner of Chestnut Street. A new 3,480 control building, a new transformer, and more would be installed under the proposal, according to the public notice.

A special public meeting will be held before the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the plans at City Hall on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00pm.

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