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A closer look at local Walk Scores

How walkable is Rahway? According to Walk Score, it’s more walkable than most cities in New Jersey.

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Top 15 posts of 2015

It’s that time again to take a look back at the year that was, and so here it is, a breakdown of the most viewed posts of 2015 by you, our faithful readers.

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Keeping an eye on parking

Demand during peak hours at the Lewis Street parking deck is roughly 350 spaces, or about two-thirds of its capacity, enough to accommodate some overflow from three planned developments downtown.

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PILOTs in the 2015 budget

City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing before formal approval of the 2015 municipal budget during its regular meeting on Monday night, and here are a few more details from the 44-page document.

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River Place sold again, this time for $36 million

River Place, a 136-unit rental complex on Lewis Street, has sold for $36 million — almost $10 million more than it sold for almost 3 1/2 years ago.

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Polls results: Most appealing new development

OK, so it wasn’t a huge majority or a overwhelming mandate. In fact, it was one of the weakest showings in our history of polls — a scant nine votes. Even so, Park Square came out on top among the handful of people who put their two cents in:

Of the new construction in recent years, which residential development is most appealing?
Park Square, 55 percent (5/9 votes)
Sky View at Carriage City Plaza, 33 percent (3/9)
Riverwalk, 11 percent (1/9)
Brookside at Rahway
Meridia Grand
River Place
Riverview Manor

A couple of readers made good points: Colin was familiar with some new construction but didn’t know these by name. And Sivyaleah offered her take on each complex.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, “most appealing” could mean different things to different people. Some comments over on our Facebook page took issue with  the amount of development in recent years, as well as the high-rise complex. Others just weren’t comfortable voting without knowing much about the buildings other than their exteriors.

We’ll make sure to get back to what people are comfortable with in the next poll. Thanks – and stay tuned!

Poll: What new development is most appealing?

There have been nearly 1,0000 new residential units constructed over the last decade in Rahway. There are more to come but that doesn’t stop the occasional inquiry about what are the best buildings in Rahway. Of course, there are other, older developments too (Rahway Plaza Apartments and Hamilton Apartments, among others).

With the exception of 86 units at Riverwalk townhouses, about 60 of the 200 condos at Sky View at Carriage City Plaza and the 13-unit Riverview Manor, all other developments have been rental apartments, including some age-restricted, such as Rosegate and Park Terrace. Meridia Grand started out in the planning stages as condos until the housing market collapsed, and it shifted to rentals.

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This time next year, there may have a new entrant or two in this poll, but for now, while I work on a few other posts, to get some discussion going:

Of the new construction in recent years, which residential development is most appealing?
Brookside at Rahway
Meridia Grand
Park Square
River Place
Riverview Manor
Riverwalk
Sky View at Carriage City Plaza

“Most appealing” could mean different things to different people. Rahway residents who don’t live in any of the new developments might aim for what looks best on the exterior. Of course, people who actually live in the buildings might have their own considerations, and experience to share. Feel free to use the comments section to share your thoughts about why you voted for one or another.