HPC approves next step in St. Mark’s Church repairs

HPC approves next step in St. Mark’s Church repairs

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a certificate of appropriateness for the proposed St. Mark’s Episcopal Church roof plans during its April 18 meeting, thus bringing the nearly 200-year-old historic building one step closer to restoration following the fire that severely damaged it on New Year’s Day 2016. Several […]

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

HPC excited about upcoming St. Mark’s restoration work

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The architects involved with the restoration of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church made it clear they intend to make the new roof look as similar as possible to the original one while presenting their final roof design to the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission at its March 8 meeting. Zachary Gidich and […]

Historians suggest seven properties as historic landmarks

Historic sites considered include Condit, Tompkins houses

Historians suggest seven properties as historic landmarks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two architectural historians suggested seven properties in the lower Gregory neighborhood as possible historic landmarks during the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission’s Feb. 8 meeting. Patrick Harshbarger and Eryn Boyce, of Hunter Research, made their suggestions after conducting a survey of 45 area properties put forward by the commission as having […]

Involved West Orange resident, architect Gurland dies at 81

Community will miss Gurland, his work and personality

Involved West Orange resident, architect Gurland dies at 81

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gerald Gurland, noted architect and longtime member of West Orange’s Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Board, died at the age of 81 on Feb. 2. Gurland played a consistent role in maintaining the character of West Orange for more than 20 years, initially as member of the Planning Board’s board of […]

Prism has yet to use millions in WO bonds

Edison Village redevelopment going up quickly, with Prism likely to request bond money soon

Prism has yet to use millions in WO bonds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The $6.3 million in municipal bonds issued by the township have still not been used by redeveloper Prism Capital Partners for Phase 1 of its Edison Village project, though that may soon change. According to township business administrator Jack Sayers, the township recently instructed Prism officials to submit invoices for any […]

One year after fire, St. Mark’s is slowly being rebuilt

One year after fire, St. Mark’s is slowly being rebuilt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is still a long way from being restored after a fire tore through the nearly 200-year-old historical structure on New Year’s Day 2016, but one year later progress is being made. West Orange construction official Tom Tracey said the building’s walls have been shored and its windows […]

HPC and Prism kerfuffle the result of a simple mistake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission, Prism Capital Partners and the township administration are now on the same page after representatives from all the groups met Oct. 21 to sort out confusion as to whether Prism is using the correct plans for its Edison Village project. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, […]

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

Despite HPC insistence that Prism is using the wrong plans, redeveloper maintains that HPC is mistaken

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission told the Township Council during the council’s Sept. 6 meeting that Prism Capital Partners, which is currently overseeing development on the construction of the Edison Village complex, has not been using the drawings for the Main Street building facade that the HPC had approved for […]

St. Mark’s repair proceeds, faces monetary constraints

Work proceeds slowly to restore historic St. Mark’s Church

St. Mark’s repair proceeds, faces monetary constraints

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The restoration of the historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is progressing slowly but surely in the wake of the New Year’s Day fire that left the 188-year-old local icon severely damaged. Minister Sergio Artiles Jr. of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church, the congregation that occupied the building up until the […]

Historic Preservation Commission meeting canceled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. All meetings are held at Town Hall, 66 Main St. in West Orange, Room 109.