Monday, August 8, 2016

More Apartments Could Come to Newark's Ironbound

Newark, New Jersey: A new building could be coming to Newark's East Ward

According to a legal notice from the Newark Central Planning Board, a new two-story building could be added to an existing three-story building at 472-474 Market Street in the Ironbound, between Madison Street and Jefferson Street. Part of the area where Riverfront Park will be expanded to is just across the street from the site.

The new building would contain one or two commercial spaces and 20 apartments. The existing building is used by the Pro-Sound and Pro-Tinting auto businesses, and the area behind it, where the addition would likely be built, is used for parking.

Sumo Prime Corp., based in Elizabeth, is the building owner and project applicant. Jacinto Rodrigues, the company owner, is the CEO of Crown Bank, and was included in a 2006 report in The New York Times about deals between Mayor Sharpe James and developers.

The Newark Central Planning Board will vote on the proposal on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30pm at City Hall.

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