Fencing surrounds three East Cherry Street buildings that could be demolished as early as next week.
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.
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.
Work could begin as early as next week on the site of the former Elizabethtown Gas building, where an affordable housing development geared toward artists is planned.
A series of improvements are in the works at Sky View at Carriage City Plaza, including a new, separate hotel lobby entrance, kitchen and bar service, and rooftop deck.
The Redevelopment Agency closed on the former Elizabethtown Gas property at the end of October and will convey the property to a developer, possibly as soon as Friday.
City Council is expected to approve an ordinance that would amend the Central Business District (CBD) Redevelopment Plan, allowing a proposal for 219 units on the Center Circle property on Main Street. The Planning Board recommended the approvals last month.