Construction has broken ground on a 60-unit affordable housing building for senior and disabled residents at 160 Halstead Street in East Orange, New Jersey. Designed by DMR Architects and developed by Genesis Companies, the building will comprise 61,000 square feet with 60 individual units.
Steel is rising into place on the three-story, 340,000-square-foot High Tech High School under construction at the end of Paul Amico Way, located in Laurel Hill Park, in southern Secaucus, New Jersey. The new vocational school will boast four academies, including performing arts, applied sciences, culinary arts, and architecture and engineering, the Jersey Journal reported. There will also be a cafeteria, a 350-seat theater, and a parking garage, according to Real Estate Weekly. The Hudson County Improvement Authority and the Hudson County Schools of Technology are the developers. DMR Architects is the design architect, while RSC Architects is serving as the executive architect. Opening is expected in September of 2018.
A joint venture between Carlstadt, N.J.-based Russo Development and Woodbridge, N.J.-based Dinallo Construction is planning to convert the four-story industrial building at 163 Bloomfield Avenue, in Verona, N.J., in Essex County, into a 51-unit residential building. Plans also include the construction of a ground-up, five-story, 68-unit residential building next door.
The Hackensack Department of Building, Housing, and Land Use has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for a mixed-use site at the municipal parking lot known as Lot “C,” in the city’s downtown. The site is bound by Midtown Bridge Street, Midtown Place, and Salem Street Extension. Plans for the site were approved in 2014, NorthJersey.com reported. The project must include between 240 and 440 residential units, and the apartments must measure greater than 500 square feet apiece. The development can rise as high as 14 stories, contain a maximum of 25,000 square feet of retail, and another 25,000 square feet of commercial space for a hotel or offices. A parking garage is also required and the number of spaces depends on the project’s exact composition. Conceptual designs have been created by DMR Architects. Proposals are due on November 18. Hackensack is the county seat of Bergen County, the most populous in the state.