City Council rejected three bids that all came in higher than the budget for planned upgrades to athletic fields behind the high school on Madison Avenue.
The developer behind a concept to build several hundred residential units at the former Wheatena site has discovered some issues in the title search but also estimates environmental cleanup costs could be more than originally expected.
In his report submitted to Redevelopment Agency ahead of their scheduled May meeting, Executive Director Peter Pelissier updated commissioners on the proposed Brownstones development targeted for the former Wheatena site at West Grand and Elizabeth avenues. Continue reading Proposal for Wheatena runs into ‘issues’
Unexpected environmental remediation could derail, or at least delay, a proposed three-building development planned for The Center Circle property on Main Street. Continue reading Unexpected cleanup for Main Street proposal
The Redevelopment Agency approved a 2014 budget at its April 2 meeting, with revenues of $1.45 million and appropriations of $1.225 million. The agency introduced the budget in November but was awaiting state review. Continue reading Redevelopment Agency budget adopted
A redevelopment agreement approved
last month in March requires the Redevelopment Agency to close on the million-dollar acquisition of the Elizabethtown Gas building by September for a proposed affordable housing project for artists. Commissioners approved the agreement at their March 5 meeting (Resolution 16-14).
The two-story building at 219 Central Ave. (map) (Block 167, Lot 1) has been under contract by the Redevelopment Agency since an agreement was reached in December for $1 million, with $400,000 in escrow for remediation. Developers have proposed the 71-unit Rahway Residences for the Arts, an affordable housing complex for those working in the field of arts and entertainment. The 6,500-square-foot facility would be renovated and expanded. Continue reading Redevelopment agreement for artist housing