The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has big plans to diversify its campus with residential developments and a dining venue, as well as the construction of an arts and education center. The proposed buildings are part of the performing center’s goal to become a city lifestyle destination and further the cultural hub’s impact on the downtown neighborhood. L + M Development Partners has teamed up with NJPAC and Larchmont for the 7.3-acre campus expansion. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is responsible for the design of the buildings and streetscapes. NJPAC purchased the property from the state of New Jersey in December 2018.
Newark Central Planning Board recently approved proposals to construct a massive three-tower residential development which will debut as ‘The Halo.’ Located at 289-301 Washington Street, the 44, 48, and 52-story towers quickly step up to a final height of 565 feet and will be the tallest standing structures in Newark, New Jersey.
Newark Public Library has released preliminary renderings of its new Philip Roth Reading Room, which will house the Pulitzer Prize laureate’s personal book collection. Designed by Ann Beha Architects, the dedicated reading room will feature study and conservation areas, expanded seating, and spaces for small groups.
The next URBY-branded development to debut in New Jersey will soon break ground in Downtown Newark. Led by developer L+M Partners, Newark URBY will eventually comprise 250 market-rate residences ranging from studios up to three-bedroom apartments and 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Newark city officials have revealed plans for the next phase of redevelopment that will surround the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and aim to transform the city’s entire downtown area. The initiative is formally known as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Waterfront Masterplan and calls for the creation of a mixed-use urban center and rejuvenation of the blighted Passaic Riverfront.