Retail space at Park Square could be ready by this summer — specifically June or July — if a new sign (below) at the construction site is accurate. The four-story project is slated to have about 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, along with off-street parking, and 159 one-and two-bedroom rental apartments.
Landmark Companies, which broke ground at the former Cliff Hardware site in October 2006, is beginning the second phase of Park Square, essentially a similar structure on the Main Street side of the property. The developer also will fund the cost of burying the utilities, City Administrator/Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier said last week.
For those who’ve asked about how the new traffic patterns might affect Hot Rods and Harleys (May 17; rain date May 24), they aren’t expected to, according to Ray Mikell, executive director of the Rahway Center Partnership.
The event is bigger again this year, starting at Jaques Avenue and West Milton Avenue and proceeding to Main Street before heading all the way to the arts center. He also mentioned the Rahway survey, which has closed, is being tabulated and he should have an update to share within the next month.