Tuesday, June 27, 2006

East Orange Redevelopment

From the Star Ledger:

Big things ahead for E. Orange as $129.4M project gets the OK

Without comment, the East Orange City Council last night unanimously designated a real estate consortium to finance and create one of the biggest redevelopment projects in the city for decades.

The Evergreen-Halsted Associates limited liability company received approval for a $129.4 million major hotel/conference center, residential condominium high-rise, office tower, two levels of retail stores and a commuter parking facility near NJ Transit's Brick Church rail station.

The proposed complex, which will take up almost an entire city block off Route 280, will be bordered by Freeway Drive East on the north, Evergreen Place on the west, and Halsted Street on the east.

Negotiations are under way with prospective clients that include Hilton Hotel, Red Lobster, Old Navy, Commerce Bank, and a Starbucks-like coffee shop, to be the prime tenants, officials said.
If the property sale measure is approved, the city will then spend $1.1 million to demolish the exist ing buildings. That would allow Evergreen-Halsted Associates to spend the following two to three years constructing what will be a 140-room hotel, and a 91-unit condominium comprising 56 two-bedroom residences and 35 one-bedroom units.
The development plans also call for a 120,000-square-foot office tower on the Evergreen Place side of the property, near Halsted Place; two levels of retail space, each 75,000 square feet in size; and a two-to-five level parking deck for 1,100 vehicles used by condominium owners, retailers, shoppers, NJ Transit commuters, hotel customers and workers, and office tower workers.

The entire site is literally across the street -- via the Evergreen Place and the Halsted Street- Route 280 overpasses -- from the NJ Transit train station that offers Midtown Direct express rail service into Manhattan and Hoboken.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLACK JACKETS sold with the condos.

Stunt guns will be the rage.

Pre construction sales will rocket.

6/27/2006 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the new Attorney General will
cut the ribbons along with corzine.

6/27/2006 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Richie said...

I drove through Orange the other day.

Yes, "through" it. I didn't make any stops.

6/27/2006 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


when has starbucks ever NOT opened a location?

6/27/2006 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

Star Ledger today reports 11 fatal shootings in Newark on Sunday alone.

6/27/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger patient homebuyer said...

another chance to get in on the ground floor in an up and coming neighborhood! i hear jamba juice is looking for space as well

6/27/2006 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger grim said...

I deleted a number of replies from this thread.


6/27/2006 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo,grim why you not letting
the truths out.

6/27/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger grim said...

No hard feelings.

The racial comments were beginning to get out of hand, so any messages that could even be remotely interpreted as having racial overtones were deleted.

No hard feelings, just try to keep it on topic, if anyone is going to make statements about market preferences, they better be prepared to back those up with research data.


6/27/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will need larger redevelopment than that, they need to police it in a serious way and they are on the bottom end of the hosuing boom so this is a problem. In all honesty they need to Eminent Domain a square mile or two near the boarder of town and develop wonderful mixed use. Short of doing that East Orange will be ghetto. Only if they do that will it ever turn the town around. Just look at what was accomplished in West Palm Beach at City Place. It definately began a resurgance in WPB and should be used as a model for places like Newark, and the Oranges.

6/27/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe someone
had already posted a

11 shootings in Newark
on Sunday alone.

Now thats not racial,,thats just the facts. And the last time
I looked at a map E.Orange is next to Newark.

6/27/2006 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the current list of Popeye's in NJ
East Orange
Jersey City
N Brunswick
Scotch Plains
West New York

In terms of demographics the distribution over the above towns is widespread.

Ignorance is bliss

6/27/2006 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger grim said...

I generally prefer KFC.. I've got a soft spot for the fake mashed potatoes and gravy.


6/27/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow as soon as your post about Popeye's was exposed as racist you respond with the N-word.

Now that was unexpected

6/27/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger chicagofinance said...

Anon - you can get your IP address blocked if needed.

6/27/2006 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger chicagofinance said...

grim said...
I generally prefer KFC.. I've got a soft spot for the fake mashed potatoes and gravy.
6/27/2006 03:41:15 PM

I know exactly what you mean. For me there is one on the cliff in Union City on 5th Street, and there is also one in Springfield on Route 22. I say that my vice is the scotch-o, but really it's the seven herbs and spices.

6/27/2006 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger grim said...

I think it's more accurate to say that my soft spot is a result of the KFC...

Or at least that's what my wife tells me..


6/27/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheres the lap dog grim?

6/27/2006 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger grim said...

It's simple. I don't have time to babysit the race war that always seems to break out.

It starts with innuendo, turns into a joke, and then inevitably, someone gets upset and gets vocal.

At that point, hoardes of anonymous writers will jump on the bandwagon with volley after volley of slur and insult.

We all have opinions on developments such as these, but we don't need to resort to stereotypical BS to make our points.


6/27/2006 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to clarify something to everyone Newark is not in the same category as Orange, East Orange, Irvington, or Camden. I think given Cory Booker as the mayor, Newark's location and redevelopments planned within 10 years it will be a real city again. Even right now it is not all that scary, let me put it this way. I once took a wrong turn going through Belleville and wound up in Mt. Pleasant, Newark not a great neighborhood by any stretch, in fact a pretty bad neighborhood of Newark. It was a bit sketch but not entirely scary. Now trying to get to the parkway to hit 280 I went over the parkway because there was no entrance and wound up in east orange. Let me tell you Newark is like candyland compared to E. Orange let alone Camden or Irvington. The 11 shootings involve the gang war and likely included criminals killing other criminals as opposed to in E. Orange where people get shot for no reason and some staggering part of the population has been the victim of violent crime.

As for Popeye's, hey everyone loves some good fried chicken and it has nothing to do with race.

6/27/2006 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo,popeyes be great.

Love them Neck Bones,

6/27/2006 09:21:00 PM  

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