Tuesday, September 29, 2015

125 Year Old South Orange House Could Be Replaced With Mixed Use Development

South Orange, New Jersey: South Orange may soon be home to another mixed use residential and commercial development. 

According to a public notice, 320 PC Valley, LLC is proposing to demolish the existing house and construct a building with 2,400 square feet of commercial space on the first floor and 22 apartments at 320 Valley Street, between 5th Street and Roland Avenue. The development would include parking.

320 Valley Street was built in 1890, and was sold for $550,000 in April to 320 PC Valley. Currently abandoned, the house is set back from the street, and is located next to another house. The neighboring house was listed for sale this month. 

Valley Street mostly consists of small businesses, restaurants, and auto repair shops. Ora Manor, a Seton Hall University student housing facility, is also located on Valley Street. The area is served by Coach USA's 31 bus to Maplewood and Newark, and the South Orange NJ Transit Station is nearby.

The Village of South Orange has seen an increase in development in the last ten years. The Avenue at South Orange on Vose Street opened in 2010, The Gateway at South Orange opened in 2014, and the Third and Valley development will open within the next few months. Another mixed use development has been proposed for the corner of South Orange Avenue and Church Street.

A public hearing regarding the development will be held on October 8th at 7:30pm at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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