One story to go for senior housing

The senior housing development under construction along Esterbrook Avenue has reached new heights in recent weeks, going to up to its third story.

The Jack and Margaret Myers Senior Residence will be a four-story, 51-unit development on the site of the former convent associated with St. Mary’s Church (which merged with nearby St. Mark’s a few years ago to become Divine Mercy Parish).

The project broke ground in March and construction expected to take about a year, which would be about two years after the Zoning Board gave its approvalHere’s what its supposed to look like once completed.

The City Council first was presented with the proposal almost five years ago.

The $9-million development is being spearheaded by Domus Corporation, the development arm of the Archdiocese of Newark, which will provide a 40-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the city.