Category Archives: Arts District

Uptick in downtown property transactions?

Two of the largest property sales downtown have occurred in the past year (Center Circle and Watt Hotel) but it would seem there’s an uptick in the number of sales of downtown properties, large and small, in the past two years. Continue reading Uptick in downtown property transactions?

Downtown artist housing takes shape

The 58-unit affordable housing development under construction behind the former Elizabethtown Gas building on Central Avenue is taking shape, recently topping out at four stories.

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Appellate panel rules on SID lawsuit

An appeals court struck down part of a trial judge’s decision rejecting the city’s expansion of the Special Improvement District (SID) while remanding other parts of the decision for more proceedings.

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Annual $140K SID budget up for approval

City Council is scheduled to vote on a $140,000 Special Improvement District (SID) budget for 2017 during its combined conference and regular meeting on June 12.

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Appeal of SID lawsuit to be heard this week

The city’s appeal of a ruling against an expanded Special Improvement District (SID) almost two years ago is expected to be heard this week.

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Construction under way on artist housing

Two months after work began on the site, tangible evidence can be seen of construction on a 58-unit affordable housing development geared toward artists.

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City renews $80k contract with UCPAC

City Council renewed an $80,000 contract with the Union County Performing Arts Center to provide “technical and programming assistance” for downtown events and certain programs offered at the facility.

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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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