Township Council approves redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive

Township Council approves redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved an ordinance at its Sept. 4 meeting that will allow the Essex Green and Executive Drive property owner to move forward with its redevelopment plan for Executive Drive. The measure was approved 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak voting against it. The ordinance allows Clarion Partners, who bought […]

Clarion will not seek PILOT for project

Essex Green redevelopers have decided to invest in WO, not to request payment in lieu of taxes

Clarion will not seek PILOT for project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the owners of the Essex Green shopping center would not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes in a press release on Aug. 29, after the property was designated as an “area in need of redevelopment” by the West Orange Township Council on Jan. 9. […]

Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi answered questions from the community at a meeting about the Essex Green redevelopment project, addressing concerns from residents regarding potential changes to the retail space and Executive Drive office park at West Orange High School on April 25. The property was designated as an “area in need of […]

WO to hold community meeting on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township administration will hold a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Essex Green Plaza on Wednesday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Resident sues township over Essex Green designation

Malanga hopes to see designation decision overturned

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Kevin Malanga filed a lawsuit against the township of West Orange, the Township Council and the Planning Board on Feb. 14 in Essex County Superior Court, saying that the decision to designate the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties as an “area in need of redevelopment” was “unreasonable, arbitrary and […]

OPINION: A grave misinterpretation of redevelopment law

By Joe Krakoviak I was the sole vote against creating the Essex Green Executive Drive Redevelopment Area at the Jan. 9 Township Council meeting, primarily because I believe it does not even come close to meeting the law’s restrictive standards. The state Legislature limited usage because the law’s authority allowing incentives could be abused. This […]