There have been 34 temporary certificates of occupancy (TCO) issued for units at Sky View at Carriage City Plaza, according to City Administrator and Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier. Elizabeth-based Silcon Construction, which built the hotel, has paid $649,000 in water connection and permit fees, Pelissier reported at last week’s City Council pre-conference meeting.
The Redevelopment Agency is to receive $10,000 at the closing of each unit as per the redevelopment agreement. TCOs are issued when units are ready to close, which some units have done.
Rahway Rising reported last month that about half of the 209 units at Sky View were under contract and expected to close by the end of this month, according to representatives Silcon.
Hotel Indigo, the first four floors of Carriage City Plaza, is in operation and had a ribbon cutting ceremony two weeks ago. The hotel will have 20,000 square feet of retail space, which will include a 7,000-square-foot restaurant (allegedly “a national brand steakhouse well known in New Jersey”), Cuppy’s Coffee and a dry cleaners. And there are two meeting areas, including the Kennedy Center (named for the mayor?).
I stopped into the hotel’s Phi Lounge after last Thursday’s wine tasting at Train Station Plaza (where I happened to meet loyal blog reader Alexis and his wife!). Not unlike other hotel bars (slightly overpriced), the lounge is nice enough, though it didn’t look quite finished decor-wise. No word on when the rooftop bar will open, which is what everyone seems to be looking forward to.