NJPAC Addition Plans Proposing 300-plus Residential Units Will Come Before Newark Planning Board

The proposed project falls in line with NJPAC’s plans to transform a portion of downtown Newark by expanding the area's arts and education district. NJPAC officials announced last year plans to spur a $150 million development aimed to create a "vibrant new neighborhood" of low-rise and high-rise multifamily buildings, retail establishments, restaurants and cultural spaces on a portion of NJPAC’s riverfront campus.

“Contributing to the ongoing revitalization of Newark’s downtown has always been central to the arts center’s mission as the city’s anchor cultural institution,” NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber said in a statement. “This plan is a thoughtful, curated mix of residential buildings, retail environments and cultural resources. We want this new neighborhood to be an exciting place to live, as well as a uniquely engaging destination.”

The vision for the project was welcomed by Newark officials.

“The redevelopment of NJPAC’s campus will be a game-changing step forward for the evolution of Newark’s downtown, creating an ideal live-work-play environment in the city’s heart — and making more affordable housing available for families of all kinds,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement.

Residents can hear this application and provide public comment on it at the city’s Central Planning Board virtual meeting that will be held Monday, Aug 1. Residents can access the virtual meeting by following the link here.

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published this page in News and Politics 2022-08-01 02:45:15 -0700