Demolition began late last week on the former Power & Fitness building, about 50 weeks after the St. Georges Avenue site was approved for a new Wawa convenience store and gas station.
Work at the Center Circle site on Main Street, namely removing the athletic bubbles, could begin as soon as the fall if permits and other timelines are met, setting the stage for construction of a 219-unit development that gained approval early this year.
A new hotel for Carriage City Plaza, renaming a downtown space as Tesla Square, and a pop-up youth community center were among the highlights of the 2017 State of the City address on Thursday night.
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.
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.