Town discusses Essex Green designation

Planning Board meets to decide whether shopping center should be ‘area in need of redevelopment’

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. […]

Exterior restoration at Edison Village nearly complete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Exterior building restoration is nearing completion at Edison Village, the site along Main Street being redeveloped by Prism Capital Partners, according to a press release from Prism. According to Eugene Diaz, principal partner at Prism, the project has progressed at a rapid pace. Edison Village, representing the largest non-waterfront adaptive-reuse project […]

Edison Village redevelopment featured at conference

Edison Village redevelopment featured at conference

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Prism Capital Partners’ Edwin Cohen spoke on a redevelopment-focused panel at the prestigious Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development this fall. The Bloomfield-based commercial real estate firm’s Edison Village in West Orange served as an example of the best practices and innovative strategies driving New Jersey communities forward, according to […]

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

Clarke, Hilton, Saeed and Schnall vie for three open seats on South Orange’s governing body

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange residents are not lacking qualified candidates to choose from in the 2017 Board of Trustees election, which sees two incumbents and two challengers running for three open seats. Incumbent running mates Walter Clarke and Stephen Schnall are both coming off successful first terms on the board, respectively distinguishing themselves […]

Township to subsidize affordable housing

West Orange TC commits to putting up $3 million for 40 affordable units at Harvard Press site

Township to subsidize affordable housing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved two resolutions endorsing amendments to the township’s affordable housing spending plan and Fair Share Housing Center plan at its April 25 meeting, allowing West Orange to put up $3 million toward subsidizing 40 affordable housing units in the 100-unit residential building that will be […]

Maplewood provides Clarus update

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This coming Monday and Tuesday, May 8 and 9, the pedestrian walkway along the NJ Transit tracks and the south pedestrian tunnel at the northwest corner of the Village Coffee lot will be closed. Barring bad weather, the new sidewalk will be installed those two days, as well as the plaza at […]

Clarus construction update

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Access to the north end of the Village Coffee lot from Maplewood Avenue, and the parking spots in that portion of the lot, will be unavailable between today, April 28, and next Friday, May 5. During this closure, the sanitary sewer line will be completed;  the curbing on the south side of […]

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

Alpert Group settles into WO with 2 projects planned

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution at its March 7 meeting designating The Alpert Group as the interim redeveloper of the Selecto-Flash site. The site consists of two properties in the Central Valley Redevelopment Area, of which the township has taken the titles through foreclosure proceedings. The resolution calls […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]