Two months after work began on the site, tangible evidence can be seen of construction on a 58-unit affordable housing development geared toward artists.
The former VFW Post building on Campbell Street came down last week to make room for more parking for the Rahway Branch of the YMCA.
The 100-year-old VFW Post 681 building on Campbell Street will be demolished for more parking for the Gateway YMCA-Rahway Branch.
A proposed affordable housing development geared toward artists could return to the Planning Board in the coming weeks.
There are more than 300 residential properties on the city’s foreclosure registry, as of Sept. 1, including almost 100 vacant properties.
The Planning Board last week granted preliminary site plan approval for a 58-unit affordable housing complex geared toward artists. Final site plan approval would include a full landscaping and lighting plan.
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City Council approved changes to permit parking regulations along the north end of Campbell Street
, ahead of the completion of a 116-unit rental complex in response to residents’ concerns when shows are held at the nearby Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC).
Metro Rahway will be the next development in Rahway to begin leasing. The 116-unit rental development on Campbell Street is shooting for an Oct. 1 opening — “at the latest” — but possibly by mid-September, according to Clay Bonny of East Hanover-based Heartstone Development.