Senior housing application to Zoning Board

More than three years after the project initially was presented to City Council, a 51-unit senior housing development on the St. Mary’s Church complex is scheduled to come before the Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday night.

(St. Mary’s Church now goes by Divine Mercy Parish, after merging with nearby St. Mark’s Church about a year ago).

The application had been scheduled on the Zoning Board’s December meeting agenda but was pushed back to this month. Domus Corporation, a development arm of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, is behind the project.

Approvals are sought for preliminary and final site plan and minor subdivisions as well as variances for height since the zoning only allows one- and two-family homes and limits high to three stories, in addition to parking since the plan proposed only 27 parking spaces. All but one of the units would be one-bedroom, with one two-bedroom unit for an on-site superintendent.