Friday, July 07, 2006

Plainfield Condos

From the Star Ledger:

64 condos proposed in Plainfield
BY ALEXI FRIEDMAN

A proposed 64-unit condominium project in Plainfield, which would be one of the largest residential developments built there in years, signals a shift in the makeup of an otherwise industrial swath of land.

But the ambitious project faces several hurdles, made apparent at Wednesday night's zoning board meeting, when preliminary designs were presented for a zoning variance.

The four-story complex proposed for 803 South Ave. would replace what is now Carfaro's Collision Center, which developer Salvatore Carfaro has run for 25 years. It would alter part of South Avenue, which for several blocks comprises auto repair and commercial businesses.

The building would have 107 parking spaces, split almost equally between above- and below-ground parking. There would be 16 two-bedroom units, ranging from 870 to 1,314 square feet and selling for around $400,000 each.
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Not so, said Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Union), who lives in the city and supports the South Avenue construction and the direction it takes Plainfield. "The train station there is a five-minute walk," he said. He added that the clientele Carfaro is attracting is geared toward professionals, many of whom work in New York City.

Carfaro, who attended Wednesday's zoning board meeting, said the complex will be "a great alternative for people in high-priced districts like Hoboken."

10 Comments:

Blogger grim said...

For those who watch the homebuilders, Brookfield Homes Q2 New Orders down 49%.

Brookfield: Second-quarter new orders fall 49%

grim

7/07/2006 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

morning update - oil 75.42

7/07/2006 06:38:00 AM  
Blogger grim said...

Payroll data to be released in just about half an hour..

7/07/2006 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

plainfield is disgusting. the schools stink and it's white trashy except for a few sections that are trying to revitalize but are swimming nowhere upstream.

7/07/2006 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now just a minute, this is the
home of jimmy and his lover.

7/07/2006 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Plainfield "white trashy"? Hmm. That's not the Plainfield I spent time looking for a house in.

Sleepy Hollow is such a lovely area, but the downtown is virtually ghetto. Nonetheless, as I've said before, just as nice areas can turn into bad ones, revitalization and gentrification can happen too.

7/07/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So give it a shot, move to plainfield. And don't forget to
look Jimmy up.

When they adopt, the kid will have
two daddy's

7/07/2006 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah anon 7:38

I say $100 barrel by Labor day..

If N. Korea successfully launches an ICBM....man, I think we have a huge problem with crude.

SAS

7/07/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$88 by labor day,easy

7/07/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger X-Underwriter said...

I think everyone would like to see Plainfield gentrified. It used to be a swanky town, on par with Westfield or Madison.
That's easier said than done though. There's a lot of ghetto in that place now which will be hard to change

7/07/2006 10:49:00 AM  

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