Thursday, December 17, 2015

Proposal Withdrawn for Newark Senior Citizen Housing

Newark, New Jersey: A housing development for senior citizens will not end up coming to Newark's Central Ward. 

A facility owned by Metropolitan Senior Housing was originally proposed to the Newark Board of Adjustment in July. The building would have been located on the site of a currently vacant lot near the Greater Newark Conservancy at 16-24 Prince Street, across from the new Springfield Avenue Marketplace development. The four story building would have stretched along South Orange Avenue from Prince Street to Broome Street and would have contained 58 apartments and 26 parking spaces. 

The building did not meet the requirements of the Newark City Zoning Regulations, and variances were sought by the applicants. However, after months of postponements, the attorney for Metropolitan withdrew the application at the beginning of this month, according to board minutes.

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