Sunday, August 20, 2006

Just what did East Orange order?

From the New York Times:

Just What a City Ordered

ONCE a place of higher learning, later a place of less-lofty activities, a 21-acre site here is about to be transformed into a slice of the good life, say city officials and the developers chosen to do the job.

It is to be a new upper-middle-class neighborhood called Woodlands at Upsala, composed of 51 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes and a row of 17 attached town homes. A model home has opened to sell the houses, whose prices start in the low $400,000’s. They will be located throughout the rolling property on lots of at least a quarter acre each. Many of the huge trees that grace the site, formerly the Upsala College campus, will remain.

The college went bankrupt and shut down in 1995 after 81 years in operation, giving its 40-acre property just west of the Garden State Parkway to the City of East Orange and its Board of Education.
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The western campus was declared a site in need of redevelopment by the city in 1997. The Alpert Group of Fort Lee and the Applied Development Company of Hoboken were named several years ago as co-developers of the project. The college buildings were demolished last summer, and a company recently put some of those buildings’ architectural elements up for sale online, at www.recyclingthepast.com.

But it is only now that construction of the $17 million project is under way, beginning with the single-family homes.
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“Some people have been priced out of Montclair and South Orange and Manhattan,” Mr. Slaughter noted, because “you can’t find a house in those places for less than $700,000 or $800,000, or more in the case of New York.”

In East Orange, Mr. Slaughter said, the average home price is $300,000 or more. There are homes priced up to $500,000 in the area around Woodland Avenue and in a nearby neighborhood known as the “Presidents’ Section,” where streets are named for former occupants of the White House.

6 Comments:

Blogger anthonyb said...

Good luck with that.

8/20/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what NJ needs, more .

and of course it E.Orange.

Another wonderful nj town, a
fine place to raise a family.

Handguns issued at closing.

8/20/2006 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

East Orange? will be like living in a settlement in the Gaza Strip. they've got to be kidding me. the schools there are some of the worst in the state.

8/20/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the worst in the state

If not the country!

jw

8/20/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Some people have been priced out of Montclair and South Orange and Manhattan,” Mr. Slaughter noted, because “you can’t find a house in those places for less than $700,000 or $800,000, or more in the case of New York.”

Mr Slaughter, there are gazillion houses below 700K in SO and MP. You are so full of shit.

8/20/2006 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would your community be if you had 75,000 people crammed in a town 3.9 miles in radius? What ass clowns. Gaza Strip gets there guns the same way inner city malcontents do...from some money hungry cracker like you.

2/08/2007 09:23:00 PM  

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