Applications began being accepted last week for The Willows at Rahway, a 58-unit affordable housing complex with a preference for artists, with occupancy aimed for the spring.
The 58-unit affordable housing development under construction behind the former Elizabethtown Gas building on Central Avenue is taking shape, recently topping out at four stories.
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 arts can often be the linchpin to redevelopment efforts in many towns, some successful and some not so much. Arts organizations had a tough time slogging through the recession, especially smaller local and regional nonprofits. The Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) has always been one of the key targets for downtown redevelopment in Rahway.
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.
Almost 20 Rahway properties have been acquired in the last six months through the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Blue Acres program, with demolition forthcoming as part of local flood-mitigation efforts.
A small Hamilton Street apartment complex won tax appeals amounting to about a 6-perecent reduction on its property tax bills for 2014 and 2015.
The Redevelopment Agency extended the closing date on the sale of the former Elizabethtown Gas building, which has been approved for a 58-unit affordable housing development for artists.