The Savoy to resume in the spring?

The Savoy apparently has been approved for financing and the hope is that construction will resume this spring on the 36-unit project. There’s been virtually no activity on the site since last summer.

City Administrator and Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier told the City Council and Redevelopment Agency this week that Mayor James Kennedy received a phone call from Glen Fishman, managing director with Dornoch, that financing had been approved. Dornoch had been re-negotiating with Wachovia.

Hillside-based Dornoch Management also is completing The Monarch, a senior housing/condo project in Plainfield. That project, which appears much further along, apparently has units starting at $199,000, a 45 percent correction over the $360,000 asking price when ground was broken 18 months ago. Banners adorning the fencing at The Savoy as recently as last summer boasted of units starting at $315,000.