Major Rehabilitation Planned for Norman Towers in East Orange, New Jersey

Rendering of Norman Towers following renovation - Rendering by Inglese Architecture + EngineeringRendering of Norman Towers following renovation - Rendering by Inglese Architecture + Engineering

Community Preservation Partners and L+M Development Partners have revealed a $123 million overhaul of Norman Towers, a senior community development in East Orange, New Jersey. Located at 500 North Walnut Street, the building contains 406 units of affordable housing and was originally completed in 1980.

Since that time, the building has not received any substantial renovations and is in need of considerable upgrades. Planned changes include the installation of energy-efficient appliances, new cabinets, and countertops in every home. Common areas and amenity spaces will include an expansion of the community room, a computer room, a fitness center, as well as outdoor dining areas with barbecues. The project team will also update existing landscaping and lighting throughout.

From executive architects Inglese Architecture + Engineering, new renderings of Norman Towers also reveal slight modifications to the building’s façade including gray paneling to break up the mostly brown brick mass.

View of the existing Norman Towers - Photo by Emporis

View of the existing Norman Towers – Photo by Emporis

“Much of our work in Northern New Jersey is focused not just on revitalizing properties but also ensuring that those living in them can remain in their homes,” said Jeffrey Moelis, managing director of preservation at L+M Development Partners. “We are proud to work with CPP [Community Preservation Partners] as well as our government and financial partners, including the City of East Orange, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Freddie Mac, HUD, and Wells Fargo to deliver essential upgrades and preserve affordability for seniors at Norman Towers.”

Community Preservation Partners and L+M Development Partners purchased the property for $94 million. Affordable housing mandates for the community were set to expire in ten years, but will now be extended for 30 years as part of the purchase agreement. Construction is expected to wrap before the end of 2022.

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4 Comments on "Major Rehabilitation Planned for Norman Towers in East Orange, New Jersey"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | August 28, 2020 at 7:11 am | Reply

    Shape of development’s thinking tells big our knowing, and how much money it costs on shows a number: Thank you.

  2. Hello can I receive s application for norman towers

  3. i am happy for the building but im speechless that someone would spend so much money on a building and it would cost the same to construct a new building ….123 millions dollars? i can seem to comprehend the work needs to be done…east orange has so many unused properties even at very good locations…

  4. Gloria McCurdy | August 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm | Reply

    This huge update can be exciting for residents. I’d like to be kept updated as this process progresses.

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