WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

Town Council votes 4-1 to approve plan, make Alpert the site’s redeveloper

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its July 16 meeting, the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on second reading that adopts a redevelopment plan for the West Orange Public Library, in addition to approving a resolution appointing Joe Alpert, of the Alpert Group, the redeveloper of the library site. Both the resolution and the […]

Township Committee introduces Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Feb. 5, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance to adopt the redevelopment plan for 104 Baker St., the former site of Toomey’s Automotive. The redevelopment plan, created by planner Paul Grygiel of Phillips Preiss Grygiel Planning and Real Estate Consultants LLC, has gone through several revisions following […]

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard another hour of testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Jan. 17 meeting, and again did not vote after determining there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting […]

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members met with residents to discuss the newest draft of a redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive site on Baker Street. At the meeting, held at The Woodland on on Jan. 10, Mayor Vic DeLuca highlighted concerns that neighbors voiced at a November meeting and noted the changes […]

Our Green West Orange holds walk and talk in Essex Green

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 13, Our Green West Orange members hosted an Essex Green Walk and Talk, led by Kevin Malanga and Gary Van Wyck, to show West Orange residents what OGWO finds to be deficiencies in Clarion Partners proposed plans for Essex Green Shopping Center, which is currently being considered at public […]

Community meeting to discuss Toomey’s site redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a second community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

Zoning Board postpones Essex Green site plan vote

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Dec. 20 meeting, but ultimately did not vote after deciding there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting. Residents questioned the […]

SO considers student housing on Valley

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation about a possible student-housing building on Valley Street at its Dec. 10 meeting, after a two-year process that has seen the plan for the building change. No action was taken at the meeting, and Village President Sheena Collum said the governing body […]

Valley revitalization under way with new Central Avenue development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 100-unit apartment building is beginning to take shape in the Valley Arts district of West Orange, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the West Orange Office of Public Information. The four-story building — with one-level surface parking underneath — should be completed by early 2020. The $29 million […]

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