Station Place rentals approved

The Planning Board unanimously approved an amended preliminary and final major site plan for Station Place on Tuesday night, paving the way for 116 rental units instead of the 80 condos that gained approval 18 months ago.
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Station Place returns to Planning Board

The developer who once proposed 80 units for the Station Place development is expected to come before the Planning Board Tuesday night with plans to convert the project into 116 rental units.

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Plan for Koza’s comes back


A new plan for Koza’s bar on West Scott Avenue was deferred Monday night until next month’s meeting, Oct. 20. Only five members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment were present, barely enough for a quorum.

Only Rahway Rising had the story last December when the Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected a concept plan for 12 units at the 3/4-acre site that would have renovated the 1920 structure and added a second floor. While Zoning Board members appreciated the plan, there was some concern about the density. The new plan includes nine townhouses but still requires a bulk variance and use variance.
Koza’s didn’t fare too well in our “What’s your favorite bar in Rahway?” poll this past spring, but it must be considered one of the “elder statesemen” of Rahway bars (read: old school), as I’ve heard the second-shifters at Merck used to patronize it back in the day.

Rahway hosts Downtown NJ conference

Rahway will host Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference (“Hard Times…Real Opportunities”) next week at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Downtown officials from all over the Garden State will descend on the city, starting with a redevelopment tour Wednesday night.
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Bachmann’s begins demolition

Maybe there’s something about this time of year that makes people want to knock stuff down. A little more than a week after the old Hamilton Laundry was razed, work began on demolishing Bachmann’s Tavern on St. Georges Avenue, near the Linden border.

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Town Center scaling back, has new developer

The Town Center project, originally proposed 18 months ago as a massive residential-retail plan for property around City Hall, has a new developer and scaled-back plans.

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