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Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Apartment Building Coming to Site of East Orange Mansion



East Orange, New Jersey: Like many other eastern Essex County towns, more buildings are being developed in East Orange.

Now, a new apartment building could come to the city. A resolution that was approved last month by the East Orange City Council and signed by Mayor Lester E. Taylor III on July 25th designates 14 Summit Street Holdings, LLC, which is based in Paterson, Passaic County, as the redeveloper of 14 Summit Street in the city. 

A five story building with 62 apartments and 69 parking spaces is planned for the site, which is located between North Walnut Street and North Arlington Avenue. Bus service to Downtown Newark is available around the corner, and it is a .5 mile walk to the East Orange Train Station. 

Currently, an abandoned mansion is located at the property, and parking lot that used to be used for school bus and ambulance storage sits behind it. The 2003 North Walnut Street Redevelopment Plan report prepared for the City of East Orange's Department of Policy, Planning, and Development called for "preservation, restoration and re-use of the historic mansion".

Dozens of new apartment buildings have been built in the last five years across Maplewood, South Orange, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, and Newark.

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