The Newark Housing Authority sought to renovate and reconfigure this existing 180,000 ft2 residential tower and reduce the number of units from 252 to 209 apartments in an effort to create more efficient living spaces.
As part of their Housing Authority’s partnership with a private developer, we built replacement housing in several phases. Crime-ridden, dilapidated high-rise housing was demolished to make way for new low-rise apartment dwellings.
This city owned parcel was chosen to build elderly housing for Paterson residents.
This renovation of an existing structure took full advantage of NJ Department of Community Affairs Downtown Living Grants and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Having purchased the building with the idea of providing rental housing within a few blocks from Newark’s Penn Station, this site took full advantage of its close proximity to an intensely developed commercial district.
Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District, Inc. is a not for profit developer selected by the local municipal government to transform 8 acres of land just south of Newark’s Central Business District. This unique project incorporating environmentally sensitive materials and systems will provide a LEED certification.
With funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, this development returns to the city streets of Newark a street grid that includes public alleyways for parking of cars. The fronts of these new homes create a traditional urban street with front doors and “stoops”.