Friday, January 8, 2016

New Developments Rising in Orange

Orange, New Jersey: Several new residential buildings are rising in the City of Orange.

A new development with forty apartments is in the process of being built at 169-177 Central Avenue, between South Center Street and Hickory Street. The building, called Park View Tower Luxury Apartments, is scheduled to open by fall of this year. There will be three stories of apartments in most of the building, while there will be a fourth story in another part. The first floor will contain retail space. The Mint, an independent restaurant, was located at the site before being torn down in 2013. Construction began on the new building in 2015. The developer is Living Fountain Urban Renewal, which is based in East Orange.

In addition, the new buildings next to the main Orange Train Station at Tony Galento Plaza off of Main Street in Orange's Downtown are on track to open early this year. Linc 32 and Linc 52, both residential buildings, were built at the site of parking lots. There is a parking garage, ZipCar parking, and a fitness center, and views of the Orange Valley and Greater Newark from the buildings. Linc 52 will offer penthouses and residences for sale, while Linc 32 will offer apartments for rent. In addition, retail spaces will occupy the first floors. RPM Development and Inglese Architecture + Engineering are working on the project.

50 and 55 South Essex Avenue, located on the other side of the train station, were completed last year. A flooring supply distribution facility had been located at the site before.

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There have also been plans to revitalize the former Orange Memorial Hospital buildings. The sprawling complex has sat abandoned since 2004. The plan to add over 500 apartments are planned for the new development, which is also known as the Hospital Center at Orange, has not yet been approved. The entire complex was recently designated as the Orange Memorial Hospital Historic District by the National Park Service, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November. 

Orange is not the only Essex County municipality to see an increase in development. New buildings are currently under construction in Bloomfield, Newark, Maplewood, and South Orange.

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