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

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 […]

Planning Board passes Essex Green proposal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After two meetings of testimony and discussion, the West Orange Planning Board passed a proposal saying that the 70-acre Essex Green property is an area in need of redevelopment. The recommendation will now go to the West Orange Township Council, which will consider whether the area should be designated as a […]

Town discusses Essex Green designation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board discussed the possibility of the Essex Green shopping center and office buildings becoming an “area in need of redevelopment” at its Nov. 1 meeting, after town planner Paul Grygiel presented a report to the board that showed the redevelopment needs of the complex in West Orange. […]

Essex Green covered by new property management firm

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Retail real estate services organization Levin Management has been named property management firm for Essex Green, the 351,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center located at 495 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. “The addition of Essex Green is significant for us because the shopping center’s new owner is a long-time Levin client,” Executive Vice […]