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State of the City 2017

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.

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A look at assessed value over the past decade

Rahway’s overall assessed value is about 7 percent off since the recession with assessed values of apartments and industrial properties heading in opposite directions while commercial assessments are almost back to pre-recession levels.

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Carriage City Plaza could be sold this year

Carriage City Plaza, theĀ  downtown high-rise that is among the city’s most prominent symbols of redevelopment, could change hands later this year.

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R.I.P. Kings Inn tower, hello Super 8

In case you missed it, the infamous tower at the former Kings Inn motel is no more, having been demolished last month. The hotel itself is no longer a Kings Inn but a newly renovated Super 8, one of more than a dozen brands within Wyndham.
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New Home2 hotel set to open by next month

Almost two years after breaking ground and some five years after originally getting approval, a new extended stay hotel just off Routes 1/9 is expected to open in the next several weeks.

Construction delays pushed back the opening by some six months, according to a person answering the phone at the forthcoming 92-unit Home2.

Home2 Suites by Hilton is an extended stay brand of Hilton and the corporate website indicates a Nov. 15 availability.

The four-story facility will be located at 667 E. Milton Ave., adjacent to an existing 74-room Best Western on Paterson Street.

The 4.4-acre property has changed hands over the years and the application has come before the Planning Board a number of times for amendments and such.

Plans were approved for a Sleep Inn but the property then changed hands in June 2008 and a plan came about to bring in Candlewood Suites.

In December 2009, the Planning Board approved an amendment to a previous plan, at which time members were informed that the hotel would be a Homes2 Suites and not a Candlewood Suites.

Meanwhile, the Kings Inn motel has been undergoing extensive renovations and could be forthcoming as well.

Plan is to demolish tower at Kings Inn

The not-so-iconic tower at the Kings Inn motel on Routes 1&9 will have to live on via the Internet — its claim to fame found in this video for a once-popular 1990s hip hop song — because its days are numbered.

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Hotel Indigo leaving, could convert to apartments

The 102-room hotel within Carriage City Plaza will lose its corporate flag next month and the condominium association will consider whether to convert the hotel space into another 68 residential units.

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