Newark, N.J.-based F.M. Renaissance is planning to redevelop the dilapidated, four-story former Murphy Varnish Works industrial complex at 127 Chestnut Street, located on the corner of McWhorter Street in Newark’s Ironbound district.
The plans is to convert the structure into ground-floor retail space and 46 rental apartments, Jersey Digs reported. Madeline Ruiz-Robinson’s Newark-based firm is the architect. Last year, the project was approved by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment as well as the city’s Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission. The complex is an individual landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A construction timeline hasn’t been revealed.