Arts center reports boost in 2015 revenue

The arts can often be the linchpin to redevelopment efforts in many towns, some successful and some not so much. Arts organizations had a tough time slogging through the recession, especially smaller local and regional nonprofits. The Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) has always been one of the key targets for downtown redevelopment in Rahway.

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Planning Board OK’s 219 units for Center Circle

The Planning Board gave the green light for a five-story, 219-unit rental apartment complex to be constructed on Main Street adjacent to City Hall Plaza, SDI Technologies and Rahway Plaza Apartments.

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A look at redevelopment study areas

The 119 properties being studied for potential redevelopment have a total assessed value of $30.733 million, generating property taxes last year of about $1.898 million. Collectively, the properties comprise about 57 acres.

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Planning Board to hear Center Circle plan

The Planning Board is expected to consider an application at its next meeting for the Center Circle property on Main Street. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday and is open to the public.

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A look at total assessment, 2015-16

Rahway’s total taxable value nudged up slightly last year, highlighted by a sharp increase in apartment assessments thanks to a new building on the tax rolls, and a dip among industrial property due to lower assessments on Merck properties.

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Demolition looms for East Cherry project

Demolition of a string of East Cherry Street buildings could begin by the end of the month, making way for construction later this year of a 45-unit project called The Gramercy.

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